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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Chronic conditions program



The Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (the CRCAH - now hosted by the Lowitja Institute) has a Chronic conditions program that seeks 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 focuses on diabetes, cardiovascular and renal disease, but takes a holistic approach to health and is closely linked to other cooperative research centres for Aboriginal health research programs. The program will use 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 is occurring in the Chronic conditions program.

Abstract adapted from the Lowitja Institute


The Lowitja Institute
Head Office
Suite 2, Level 1
100 Drummond Street
Carlton Vic 3053
PO Box 650
Carlton South Vic 3053
Ph: (03) 8341 5555
Fax: (03) 8341 5599


Last updated: 3 October 2014
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