Indigenous Australians often have higher rates of diabetes, kidney disease, cancer, heart disease, mental health issues and more.
This is a situation which has to change, which is why we’re funding many projects to bridge the gap and improve the health and wellbeing of our Indigenous communities.
Indigenous Health Support
Improving Indigenous women’s health during the early child-rearing years, through a mobile-health (mHealth) tool for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and babies.
Investigating the causes behind diabetes inequalities in Indigenous Australia and developing ways to improve prevention, treatment and management of the condition in this population.
Supporting an Aboriginal Cancer Healing Centre in the Flinders and Upper North region, to enable a more holistic healing journey and improve the uptake of services closer to people’s home communities and their health and life expectancy outcomes.
Understanding the underlying complex factors which lead to vision loss in people with Type 2 diabetes, and using these insights to develop a model of care for management and screening eye complications within Indigenous communities.
Improving understanding of why Aboriginal girls are more prone to youth-onset obesity and Type 2 diabetes than non-Aboriginal girls, and if this disparity is exacerbated in children of mothers who developed diabetes during pregnancy.
Providing Aboriginal health scholarships to increase the number of qualified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Healthcare workers.
Purchasing gym equipment to support a Riverland Elder/Youth Aboriginal program which aims to decrease the numbers of overweight Aboriginal youth and improve blood sugar results for those with diabetes.