First Nations-led Governance
FIrst Nations Pandemic Research PreparednesS NeTwork (FIRST) draws together diverse First Nations research expertise through an interest in pandemic preparedness.
The Governance Group includes diverse First Nations researchers and public health practitioners from around the country. The Governance Group is co-chaired by Euahlayi woman, Kristy Crooks (Hunter New England Local Health District, NSW Health) and Robert Monaghan (Manager of Aboriginal Health Research, Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales).
Members of the Governance Group have established Terms of Reference and are contributing to the foundation of a broader network. The proposed Governance structure is shown below, the detail of which will be decided in the future.