The Fay Fuller Foundation is excited to announce our newest grant partnership with Dr Odette Gibson and her team at the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).
Funding of $844,000 has been committed for the South Australian Aboriginal Health Landscape project. The Landscape project will report on the health, social and economic conditions that affect the health of populations to better understand the needs of Aboriginal peoples in South Australia. It will also provide an evidence base for policy development, service planning and monitoring efforts over time.
Aboriginal communities in South Australia will be invited and supported to be a lead partner in the Landscape project. An advisory group of Aboriginal people will provide guidance on the most important information to report, the interpretation of results based on local community contexts and how best to report and disseminate information for the greatest benefit to the Aboriginal community.
The Landscape project is an important step in improving health outcomes for Aboriginal communities as there is currently no reporting and monitoring of Aboriginal health inequities at the community level over time within South Australia.