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