Carbal Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research (CIHR)

Research with Heart.

Delivering research that matters to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in regional, rural and remote locations

CIHR is led by Associate Professor Maree Toombs.

In addition to Associate Professor Toombs, we have a dedicated multidisciplinary team of world-class researchers

OUR RESEARCHERS

We Drive Indigenous Led Research Projects

OUR RESEARCH
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We are committed to community-driven and strength-based research that improves outcomes

Our Objectives

CIHR aims to provide world-class, integrity-based health research. This is achieved through working with renowned health researchers who are committed to the reduction of Indigenous health disparities in their area of expertise.

(1) To promote and facilitate the formation of collaborative alliances to pursue world-class research and research training in the detection, prevention, treatment and control of diseases and injury; and the promotion of health and well-being particularly affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons or communities (Alliances).

(2) To undertake strategic research on health conditions to identify methods of detection, prevention, control and treatment of disease and injury to which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons and communities are susceptible; and the promotion of their health and wellbeing.

(3) To promote knowledge exchange to improve the detection, prevention, treatment and control of disease and injury amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons; and to promote their health and wellbeing.

(4) To attract, retain and develop the capacity of the research workforce in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

(5) To disseminate the intellectual property of the company and the alliances amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, health professionals, health carers and the public in such a manner as to facilitate the detection, prevention, treatment or control of diseases or injury and to promote health and wellbeing amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

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Training and Consultancy Opportunities

OUR EDUCATION

Get involved and increase your knowledge with our culturally appropriate education and training.

MEDIA

Read our latest CIHR news and publications

Life working in an Aboriginal Medical Service with the team from Carbal Medical Services

In this podcast, Dr Danielle Arabena sits down with the team from Carbal Medical Services to discuss life working in an Aboriginal Medical Service in Toowoomba. They examine Indigenous health... read more

Suicide intervention program trains Aboriginal communities to ‘ask the question’.

In quiet country towns, families, police and community leaders are being trained to hold suicide interventions in a bid to reduce the tragically high rate of Indigenous people who take... read more

Strength in the Prevention of Suicide Community.

A special Report – with Maree Toombs Tackling the issue within our communities –  interview with Maree Toombs Source read more

Researchers develop frontline suicide prevention strategy – Rural and remote Indigenous communities.

Friday, March 8, 2019 Researchers from the Rural Clinical School at The University of Queensland have designed a suicide prevention strategy to help reduce the alarming suicide rate among Indigenous... read more

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Our Collaborators