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Final report: CSIRO’s 3rd National Indigenous Science and Research Roundtable, in conjunction with the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (CRCAH) – nutrition and preventative health in Indigenous futures, 2009

Posted on: 9 November, 2009
Issue: Vol 9 No 4, October 2009 - December 2009
Related to Nutrition Policies Research Services

CSIRO, Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (2009)
Final report: CSIRO’s 3rd National Indigenous Science and Research Roundtable, in conjunction with the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (CRCAH) – nutrition and preventative health in Indigenous futures, 2009
Adelaide: CSIRO

The 3rd National Indigenous Science and Research Roundtable, co-hosted by CSIRO’s National Preventative Health Flagship and the CRC for Aboriginal Health, was held in Adelaide on 4-5 August 2009. This Roundtable fulfilled a commitment to the delegates from the inaugural Roundtable, held in Broome in July 2008, to hold future discussions with a focus on health and nutrition for Indigenous Australians. The purpose of the Roundtable was to seek informed guidance from Indigenous community representatives, scientists, policy formulators, service providers, and colleagues on how CSIRO could collaborate on an Indigenous research response to nutrition and preventative health in Indigenous futures.

The objectives for the Adelaide Roundtable meeting were to:

  • gain Indigenous perspectives on the research needs and priorities on nutrition in preventative health;
  • share knowledge, experiences and stories on how to engage Indigenous Australians in policy, research and research adoption processes to improve their nutrition, health, lifestyles and wellbeing;
  • share insight into CSIRO priorities and research activities relating to Nutrition and Preventative Health in Indigenous Futures;
  • discuss the pathway for Indigenous engagement in current and future research on nutrition and preventative health to assist in achieving measurable impact;
  • discuss nutrition and Indigenous health policies and identify what key policy issues influence research and political agendas.

CSIRO made a commitment to delegates that the Roundtable was the beginning of a focused effort in addressing health and nutrition outcomes with greater impact for Indigenous communities. The first step in this process will be to establish a memorandum of understanding between CSIRO and CRCAH to formalise this collaborative approach to Indigenous health and nutrition. The second step is to form a working party, ‘Working Group for Preventative Health and Nutrition in Indigenous Futures’. The role of the working party will be to prioritise key action areas from the Roundtable and develop future research, health activities, and education programs that aim at addressing the identified issues to provide Australian Indigenous communities with better health and total wellbeing outcomes, now, and into the future.

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