Even before they're born, Aboriginal children face greater hurdles than most other Australian children.
The Telethon Institute works in partnership with Aboriginal researchers and communities to better understand and address the complex factors
affecting the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children.
The Telethon Institute's ground-breaking Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey remains the most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken of these issues. Four volumes of findings and comprehensive recommendations have been published relating to health, social and emotional wellbeing, education, family and community.
The Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing is funded through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant awarded to the Telethon Institute for a Centre for Research Excellence: From Marginalised to Empowered:Transformative methods for Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing and is the flagship of Aboriginal research at the Institute. The NHMRC will provide $2.5 million funding over five years.
The Aboriginal Collaborative Council Advising on Research and Evaluation (ACCARE) provides guidance and is the peak body for advocacy and discussions for Aboriginal issues relevant to research and researchers at the Telethon Institute and in collaboration with appropriate external organisations.
The Kulunga Research Network is working on preventive strategies to improve outcomes for children by bringing together an outstanding team of Aboriginal researchers dedicated to this cause.
Learn more about Aboriginal health research at the Telethon Institute
Related media releases
- Aboriginal Health Researchers Win Major Discovery Grants (November, 2011)
Research and policy briefs
Developing an Innovative, Culturally Responsive Healing, Empowerment and Leadership Program for Aboriginal people living in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia [PDF]. Dudgeon, P. & Walker, R.(2011) ISSN 1839-7689