First Nations program
The George Institute for Global Health acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional owners of the land upon which its King Street and King George V buildings are located. The George institute also acknowledges the traditional owners of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands upon which its research takes place.
Improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations is a major priority for the George Institute. We work in partnership with Aboriginal communities, research organisations and other key stakeholders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health to conduct high quality research that delivers meaningful impact.
The George Institute has a vibrant program of research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health across multiple research divisions with a focus on addressing high rates of chronic disease and injury within Aboriginal communities. With funding from NHMRC, industry and philanthropy and characterised by strong community partnerships, the research program has grown substantially.
The underlying principles for our research program aim to ensure Aboriginal leadership, authentic partnerships with Aboriginal communities, and a focus on training the next generation of researchers. The community-led programs drive evidence-based solutions to help close the life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.