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Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Primary Care Intervention Research in Chronic Disease
The mission of the Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Primary Care Intervention Research in Chronic Disease is to achieve health system reform to improve outcomes for Indigenous people with chronic disease. The key objectives are to:
- improve the quality of care, the quality of life and outcomes of chronic disease
- examine the impact, utility and effectiveness of the Federal Governments Closing the gap chronic disease package elements within partner primary care services, with a view to maximising benefits for patients and informing policy development
- develop a cadre of Indigenous primary care researchers with the skills and support to contribute to their communities needs in chronic disease into the future.
Research activities being undertaken by the Centre:
- developing a model of chronic disease care for Indigenous Australians - The Kanyini chronic care model (CCM)
- building better systems of chronic disease care involving innovative trials in family-based chronic disease prevention and care (The Danila dilba project) and electronic decision support tools
- extending research on the interplay between psychosocial factors such as chronic stress and depression on the burden and management of chronic diseases in Aboriginal communities in order to develop future interventions in comorbid chronic disease.
The research positions attached to this Centre will be supported by the chief investigators and through the Baker IDI Indigenous Vascular Unit and Renal and Metabolic Division at the George Institute. The majority of these positions will be based within Aboriginal Primary Healthcare partner organisations. The Centre will also partner with the Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association to build the capacity of Indigenous medical students and general practitioner registrars to engage in primary healthcare research.
Abstract adapted from Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute
Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute
Corner of Mills & Eggleston Roads
The Australian National University
Acton ACT 0200
Ph: (02) 6125 0766
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