Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research at the Kirby Institute 2015


Kirby Institute, July 2015

In celebration of NAIDOC week, the Kirby Institute has a created a booklet which showcases their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research.

Aboriginal people are one of the priority populations for research conducted at the Kirby Institute. The Kirby Institute manages a range of Aboriginal research and surveillance projects including viral hepatitis and STI clinical interventions in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, prisoner health surveys, behavioural surveys, national STI and BBV surveillance, trachoma surveillance, training and education and policy development.

Research topics include:

  •  Research Excellence in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (REACCH): a focus on STIs and BBVs
  • Australian Chlamydia Control Effectiveness Pilot (ACCEPT) in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
  • STI in Remote communities: ImproVed & Enhanced primary health care (STRIVE)
  • STRIVEplus: Refinement and translation of an intervention designed to improve sexual health service delivery in remote communities
  • TTANGO –Test Treat ANd Go
  • From Broome to Berrima: building capacity Australia-wide in Indigenous offender health research
  • Health research involving prisoners: A deliberative research approach to examining research priorities and ethical issues
  • Prison based treatment for alcohol and related other drug use among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men
  • HCV treatment among male inmates in NSW: Determining social capital indicators for accessing treatment and improvements in QALYs posttreatment (Social Capital of Men in Prison)
  • JOSH – Juvenile Offender Sexual & Reproductive Health Survey
  • Social and Cultural Resilience and Emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal Mothers in prison (SCREAM)
  • BBV and STI in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Surveillance and Evaluation report
  • National Trachoma Surveillance Reporting Unit
  • The role of resiliency in responding to blood borne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Indigenous communities (ICIHRP)
  • MOST: More Options for STI Testing
  • Evaluation of long-term effectiveness of the infant hepatitis B vaccination strategy among antenatal women in the Northern Territory
  • VIP-I: The Vaccine Impact on HPV genotypes among Australian Indigenous Women
  • Monitoring human papillomavirus (HPV) genotype prevalence in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population
  • Sexual health and relationships in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (GOANNA)

Download report (PDF) here

By J Pope

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