Our work is supported with funds from a variety of sources, with our ‘core’ funds provided by the Australian Department of Health and for our environmental health section and Tackling Indigenous Smoking portal. 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:
Opportunities to fund the HealthInfoNet
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) provides 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.
Users of this web resource are warned that it may contain images and/or references to deceased people,
which could cause distress or sadness particularly for some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The resource may also contain words and descriptions that could be culturally sensitive and which might not normally
be used in public or community contexts. For example, some information may be considered appropriate for viewing
only by men or only by women. The HealthInfoNet respects such culturally sensitive issues, but,
for technical reasons, it has not been possible to provide materials in a way that prevents access by a person of the other gender.
Users are asked to respect this cultural protocol.
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia and the Torres Strait.
We respect all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people—their customs and their beliefs. We also pay our respects to Elders past and present, with particular acknowledgement to the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation, the traditional owners of the lands where our offices are located.