Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit,
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute is South Australia’s flagship health and medical research institute, and holds the vision of transforming research into health. Within the Institute, there are seven research themes: Aboriginal Research (Wardliparingga), Cancer, Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children, Heart Health, Infection and Immunity, Mind and Brain, and Nutrition and Metabolism.
Wardliparingga, conducts research that is of direct relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples nationally. The goal of Warliparingga is to generate positive, long-term change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities. Wardliparingga is committed to developing and maintaining partnerships with key stakeholders and community groups, and values the input of people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, their communities and organisations. For further information, please go to SAHMRI.
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is the national peak body representing over 150 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services across the country on Aboriginal health and wellbeing issues. An Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service is a primary health care service initiated and operated by the local Aboriginal community to deliver holistic, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate health care to the community which controls it, through a locally elected Board of Management. The integrated primary health care model adopted by ACCHSs is in keeping with the philosophy of Aboriginal community control and the holistic view of health. Addressing the ill health of Aboriginal people can only be achieved by local Aboriginal people controlling health care delivery.
Local Aboriginal community control in health is essential to the definition of Aboriginal holistic health and allows Aboriginal communities to determine their own affairs, protocols and procedures. NACCHO represents local Aboriginal community control at a national level to ensure that Aboriginal people have greater access to effective health care across Australia. NACCHO provides a coordinated holistic response from the community sector, advocating for culturally respectful and needs based approaches to improving health and wellbeing outcomes through ACCHSs. For further information, please go to NACCHO.
School of Public Health and Joanna Briggs Institute
University of Adelaide
The School of Public Health is a vital part of the University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Health Sciences. It has three disciplines – General Practice, Public Health and Rural Health – and four units – the Yaitya Purruna Indigenous Health Unit, Adelaide Health Technology Assessment, the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Data Management and Analysis Centre. The School of Public Health engages in research and teaching that is focused on making a real impact on some of the world’s most pressing population and public health challenges, including health promotion, mental health, burden of disease, women, children and adolescent health and health services evaluation. For more information, please go to School of Public Health.
The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is an international not-for-profit research and development organisation based within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, and affiliated with the School of Public Health. The Institute collaborates internationally with over 70 entities across the world to promote evidence based practice in health services, and thereby improve health outcomes. The Institute and its collaborating organisations promote and support the synthesis, transfer and utilisation of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective health care practices. The work of the Institute includes undertaking systematic reviews to inform health care practice, developing new methods for evidence synthesis to inform health practice and policy, and training health care workers on how to implement evidence based practice. For further information, please go to Joanna Briggs Institute.