Research With Heart
The Carbal Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research (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.
The Contribution of Chronic Diseases to the Gap in Mortality Rates Between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians
The writer briefly discusses the antecedents of chronic diseases in the Australian indigenous population before examining its current status, the resultant disparity between indigenous and non-indigenous mortality rates, and interventions, both current and planned, addressing this disparity.
The Australian Urban/Rural Dichotomy and its Impact on the Delivery of Indigenous Health Services
The writer briefly examines the geographical disposition of the urban rural indigenous populations and identifies and discusses the differing health profiles between rural and urban communities impacting the effective delivery of health services to the Australian indigenous population.
The Origins and Current Status of Nicotine Addiction Within the Australian Indigenous Community
The writer briefly discusses the history of the introduction of smoking and its health impacts within the Australian Indigenous Community followed by an examination of initiatives implemented to reduce smoking levels thereby resulting in some socio-economic benefits.
Closing the Gap: An Examination of Government Reviews and Future Plans
The writer briefly discusses the history and impacts of ‘Closing the Gap’ initiatives, the outcomes of two reviews, and the implications of the recent announcement regarding a significant funding boost by the Australian government.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous Communities
The writer briefly explores the early days of the impact of COVID19- on indigenous communities and traces the changing nature of such an impact up until the present day.
The Cultural Considerations Relating to Palliative Care in Australian Indigenous Communities
The writer briefly examines the approach to palliative care in the indigenous communities with an emphasis on the key role of cultural differences and their interaction with mainstream strategies in palliative services delivery.