First Nations-led projects funded for COVID-19 research

The Paul Ramsay Foundation committed $2million to support APPRISE COVID-19 research with First Nations peoples. Through a unique funding allocation process led by First Nations researchers, we are pleased to announce the following projects have been selected for funding.

Developing a culturally responsive trauma-informed public health emergency response framework for First Nations families and communities during COVID-19

Lead investigator: Associate Professor Catherine Chamberlain – La Trobe University, Vic

Preventing COVID transmission by equipping frail dialysis patients with culturally appropriate COVID-safe practices to avoid unplanned hospitalisations in the Top End

Lead investigators: Associate Professor Jaquelyne Hughes; Ms Onika Paolucci, Menzies School of Health Research, NT

Using systems thinking to better understand risks and protective factors at play for urban Indigenous peoples during COVID-19

Lead investigator: Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, University of Queensland, Qld

A culturally-specific overcrowding guideline for COVID-19 pandemic planning, response and recovery in remote Kimberley communities

Lead investigator: Mr Ray Christophers – Nirrumbuk, WA

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Lead investigator: Dr Margaret Raven, Professor Ilan Katz, University of New South Wales, NSW

TeleHealth use in Cape York Communities – in response to COVID-19 travel restrictions

Lead investigator: Professor Yvonne Cadet-James, Apunipima Cape York Health Council, QLD

First Nations COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Harnessing the evidence from an urban First Nations health ecosystem to inform ongoing response, recovery and health system adaptation

Lead investigator: Professor James Ward, Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH), Qld

Pandemic health messaging for Indigenous peoples during COVID-19

Lead investigator: Mr Shea Spierings, University of Queensland, Qld

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to health services in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care service

Lead investigator: Professor Noel Hayman, University of Queensland, QLD

Revisiting the ‘Gambling Bug’ during COVID isolation: Developing and evaluating a holistic Aboriginal public health awareness strategy to improve service access and wellbeing in a rural and urban Australian setting

Lead investigator: Dr Paul Saunders, Western Sydney University, NSW

The experiences of using telehealth in rural and regional Victorian ACCOs during COVID-19: perspectives from health service managers, clinic staff and patients

Lead investigator: Mr Dallas Widdicombe, Bendigo & District Aboriginal Co-operative (VIC)