Journal article

Health research policy: a case study of policy change in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research

2 Mar 2009
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The need for research to better address health disparities in Indigenous people has been widely recognised. This paper examines past policies and outlines issues for Indigenous health policy in the future.

There is considerate potential for health research to contribute to better health services and programs and improved health outcomes; the policies of health research funding agencies are critical to achieving health gains from research. This paper (i) describes the policy changes by NHMRC from 1997 to 2002 to improve funding of Aboriginal health research (ii) examines the catalysts for the policy changes (iii) describes the extent to which this has resulted in new models of research and (iv) outlines issues for Indigenous health policy in the future.

 

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2009
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