The Lowitja Institute is Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, named in honour of our Patron, Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG. It is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation, working for the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples through high impact quality research, knowledge translation, and by supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers.
Indigenous nation building and the political determinants of health and wellbeing: discussion paper
This discussion paper sets a framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to take control of their health and wellbeing through nation building.
Lowitja Institute 2022 federal election priorities
In the lead-up to the 2022 federal election, the Lowitja Institute is calling on the incoming Australian government and federal Parliament to prioritise the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Close the gap - transforming power: voices for generational change
This report features nine case studies that demonstrate the essential role of Aboriginal and Torres Islander led decision-making and self-determination and need for reflection and accountability from governments and mainstream services.
Climate change and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: discussion paper
This discussion paper describes climate change in Australia and its impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led initiatives in climate change adaptation and mitigation that strengthens wellbeing and benefits the global community.
Profiling excellence: Indigenous knowledge translation
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the experts in knowledge translation. Research, evaluation and communication – these actions have been part of their culture for countless generations. In this publication, the authors provide several examples of Indigenous knowledge translation in practice.