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Our work is supported with funds from a variety of sources, with our 'core' funds provided by the Australian Department of Health. Our work in the area of substance use is supported by the Department’s Drug Strategy Branch. Specific research activities are supported by funds and/or collaboration from a variety of sources. These are shown below under 'Other funders'.
As well as those shown, we are grateful to:
The ‘core' funds provided by the Australian Department of Health enable good coverage of many areas, particularly those within the direct responsibility of the health system. Additional funding is provided for two of the chronic disease areas, kidney health and diabetes, plus one of the chronic disease risk factors, physical activity. The Drug Strategy Branch of the Department also provides funding for the substance use area.
The Fred Hollows Foundation provides funding for the expansion of the eye health section of the website. The Foundation continues the work of leading Ophthalmologist and Human Rights Campaigner, Professor Fred Hollows. It works in more than 25 countries around the world to end avoidable blindness. In Australia, the Foundation works to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through direct partnerships with local service providers. It focusses on the development and implementation of sustainable solutions to key gaps or weaknesses in the eye health care provided to people living in remote and underserviced communities. The goal of the Fred Hollows Foundation is to ensure that no person has to live with avoidable blindness, and that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have access to high quality, affordable eye health care.
The Western Australian Department of Health’s Office of Aboriginal Health supports our section devoted to the heath of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Western Australians, and the Western Australian Indigenous Health Promotion Network.
The Healing Foundation provides funding for the healing portal. The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation with a focus on building culturally strong, community led healing solutions. The foundation supports organisations around the country to design and deliver healing programs that work for their communities.
The Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI) and The Ian Potter Foundation have partnered to provide funding for the Women’s health Yarning place to promote better health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
The MCHRI, a partnership between Monash Health and Monash University, aims to create, synthesis, implement and translate clinical, health services and public health knowledge, underpinned by cross sector end user engagement, to improve health outcomes for the Australian public.
The Ian Potter Foundation makes grants nationally to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors and endeavours. Through its grants, the Foundation seeks to encourage excellence and support Australia’s talent: the visionaries, social entrepreneurs, academics and researchers, artists and teachers, and those who dedicate themselves to bettering Australian communities for the benefit of all.