Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

A free public forum at the University of Adelaide will discuss the latest research, findings and strategies for improving the quality of health among Indigenous Australians.

Indigenous people experience profound inequalities in health compared with their non-Indigenous counterparts. The University of Adelaide is playing a leading role in research efforts to better understand and improve Indigenous people's health.

The public forum – part of the University's monthly Research Tuesdays seminar series – will cover issues such as chronic disease, depression, oral health, cardiovascular disease, and how improvements in communication and collaboration can lead to better health outcomes.

Panellists include:

- Associate Professor Lisa Jamieson (Director, Indigenous Oral Health Unit, Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, University of Adelaide) – oral health and disease prevention;

- Dr Janet Kelly (Research Fellow, School of Nursing, University of Adelaide) – how collaboration can overcome barriers to good care;

- Dr Karla Canuto (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE), South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)) – translating evidence into guidelines that can be implemented and evaluated in Aboriginal health services across Australia;

- Mr Alwin Chong (Director, Yaitya Purruna Indigenous Health Unit, School of Population Health, University of Adelaide) – forum facilitator.

WHAT: Research Tuesdays: Indigenous Health Forum

WHEN: 5.30-7.00pm Tuesday 10 June

WHERE: The Braggs lecture theatre, North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide

COST: Free and open to all – bookings essential at: www.adelaide.edu.au/researchtuesdays

Media Contacts:

Alwin Chong
Director, Yaitya Purruna Indigenous Health Unit
School of Population Health

The University of Adelaide
Mobile: +61 (0)412 789 865
[email protected]

Kate Bourne
Media and Communications Officer
The University of Adelaide
Phone: +61 8 8313 3173
Mobile: +61 (0)457 537 677
[email protected]


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