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The Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (the CRCAH - now hosted by the Lowitja Institute) ran a Chronic Conditions Program that sought to minimise the impact of chronic conditions in Aboriginal communities. The goal was to improve the prevention and early detection of chronic conditions, and management of services and strategies to to reduce the impact of chronic conditions in Aboriginal communities.
The Chronic Conditions Program focused on diabetes, cardiovascular and renal disease, but took a holistic approach to health and was closely linked to other cooperative research centres for Aboriginal health research programs. The program used an integrated approach to bring together community, industry and research stakeholders to share ideas, questions, skills and resources; to incorporate research-transfer activities; and to support capacity development at the community level, as well as among the workforce and in the research world.
Research priorities identified in 2006 led to the development of four main projects under this program:
In addition to the above, a range of other program activities occurred under the Chronic conditions program.
Abstract adapted from the Lowitja Institute
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