Tag: Queensland

$5m grant to help screen children at risk of neurodevelopmental disorders

A Griffith University research project to help screen children and adolescents at risk of neurodevelopmental disorders has been successful in gaining a $5 million grant from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). Led by Professor Dianne Shanley from Griffith University’s School of Applied Psychology, the project builds upon the recent $1.5 million NHMRC grant awarded last year for the Tracking Cube, which her team co-designed.

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QAIHC and ANU lead tobacco consumption consultation in Queensland

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Queensland have voiced their opinions on tobacco consumption and access by their peoples.

QAIHC, in partnership with Australian National University’s National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing Research have conducted a series of consultation sessions throughout the state to determine community usage and gather feedback on measures to discourage smoking and tobacco use.

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Training investment pays off for Carbal Medical Service and its community

Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners (AHPs) are essential members of the Australian healthcare system, providing culturally sensitive and accessible healthcare to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the need to upskill AHWs to become AHPs. AHPs are registered health practitioners with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia, qualified to provide a wider range of healthcare services, including clinical services like immunisations and wound care.

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QAIHC research advisor addresses global conference

QAIHC Principal Research Advisor, Greg Pratt, was a speaker at the American Society of Human Genetics’ Annual Meeting in Washington DC in November; part of an Australian contingent presenting about exciting work being led by a group of Aboriginal researchers in Australia that promises to support equitable access to genetic healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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