Leads: Professor Alex Brown, Shane Mohor
Recognising that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers and practitioners are best placed to translate research findings to improve health service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in South Australia, the Strengthening Aboriginal Capacity in Health Research Translation and Development in South Australia (StACTD) Project aims to:
- Build a network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners and researchers in South Australia;
- Develop and deliver a health translation capacity building program that will upskill Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners and researchers in the field of health translation; and
- Foster/strengthen supportive environments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers in South Australia.
By training and supporting a cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants to develop skills in knowledge translation and exchange, these strategies will support the continued development, success, and sustainability of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research workforce, and strengthen the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners and researchers who work in health research translation.
This in turn will lead to enhanced capacity across Health Translation SA (HTSA) partners to better understand and meet the need of Aboriginal communities, contributing to improved health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This project is supported by the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) as part of the Rapid Applied Research Translation program.