Our work is supported with funds from a variety of sources, with our 'core' funds provided by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing's Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH). OATSIH also provides special funds to enhance our work in the area of social and emotional wellbeing. Our work in the area of substance use is supported by the Department’s Drug Strategy Branch. Specific research activities are supported by funds and/or collaboration from a variety of sources. These are shown below under 'Other funders'.
As well as those shown, we are grateful to:
The ‘core' funds provided by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing's Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health enable good coverage of many areas, particularly those within the direct responsibility of the health system. Additional funding is provided for two of the chronic disease areas, kidney health and diabetes, plus one of the chronic disease risk factors, physical activity. Specific funding is also provided for the EarInfoNet (ear health and hearing) and the EyeInfoNet (eye health). The Drug Strategy Branch of the Department also provides funding for the substance use area.
The Western Australian Department of Health’s Office of Aboriginal Health supports our section devoted to the heath of Indigenous Western Australians, and the Western Australian Indigenous Health Promotion Network.
The development of the resource on Indigenous road safety has been made possible with funds provided by a consortium comprising the Roads and Transport Authority of New South Wales, Queensland Transport, the Western Australian Office of Road Safety, the South Australian Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, the Northern Territory Department of Planning and Infrastructure, VicRoads, the ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services and the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.
The Indigenous Offender Health Research Capacity Building Group provides funding for the Indigenous offender health section of the website. The aim of the group’s program of research is to establish an Australia-wide health and criminal justice research network, and to increase the research capacity in key health areas affecting the Indigenous offender population (blood borne viruses, mental health, and substance use).
Our partnership with the MSHR enables an expanded coverage of our section of ear health and hearing, and support of the EarInfoNetwork.