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 FPHU leads the implementation of the Griffith Health First Peoples Health Plan (2016-2022). The Plan is the Health Group’s statement of a broad vision Transformational Leadership Baugal Baugulin Yabruma (Well Better Always) for what the FPHU, the Health Group, schools, programs and its First Peoples Health community organisations, industry and partners can achieve to contribute to closing the gap in health and educational outcomes between Australia’s First Peoples and other Australians.
The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions like the forced removal of children from their families. The Healing Foundation supports locally-run projects, training and education, and commemorations and is leading the way in Indigenous healing research.
Palliative Care Australia is the national peak body for palliative care in Australia.
Palliative Care Australia represents all those who work towards high quality palliative care for all Australians. Working closely with consumers, our Member Organisations and the palliative care workforce, we aim to improve access to, and promote the need for, palliative care.
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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.