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Kanyini vascular collaboration



The Kanyini vascular collaboration was established in 2005 and is a collaboration between the George Institute for Global Health and Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute.

The project brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, health professionals, policy-makers and communities with the common goal of improving health outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

The aim of the project is to:

The research is being conducted across several sites in New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia.

Studies run within the project include:

Abstract adapted from George Institute for Global Health


Anushka Patel
Chief Scientist
The George Institute for International Health
Level 13
321 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 8238 2439
Ph: (02) 9351 3132
Fax: (02) 9351 3196

Dr Sharon Ponniah
Program Manager
The George Institute for Global Health
Level 13
321 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9993 4570

Related publications

Peiris DP, Patel AA, Cass A, Howard MP, Tchan ML, Brady JP, De Vries J, Rickards BA, Yarnold DJ, Hayman NE, Brown AE (2009)

Cardiovascular disease risk management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in primary health care settings: findings from the Kanyini Audit.

Medical Journal of Australia; 191(6): 304-309

Liu H, Patel A, Brown A, Eades S, Hayman N, Jan S, Ring I, Stewart G, Tonkin A, Weeramanthri T, Wade V, Rodgers A, Usherwood T, Neal B, Peiris D, Burke H, Reid C, Cass A (2010)

Rationale and design of the Kanyini guidelines adherence with the polypill (Kanyini-GAP) study: a randomised controlled trial of a polypill-based strategy amongst Indigenous and non Indigenous people at high cardiovascular risk.

BMC Public Health; 10: 458

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Last updated: 7 April 2014
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