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The shape of things to come: visions for the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research

Posted on: 2 April, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 2, April 2014 - June 2014
Related to Closing the gap Health services Policies Research

Brands J (2014)
The shape of things to come: visions for the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research
Melbourne: Lowitja Institute

This report presents the data collected and results of analysis for the Lowitja Institutes The shape of things to come: visions for the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research project. The project considered how research could effectively contribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing in the year 2030. One important objective of the research was to ‘close the gap’ between the period when research needs are identified by policy makers and service providers and when the research findings are implemented.

This report is structured to reflect on the journey of the project. It has four major parts:

  • Life in 2030 presents data collected from futures literature and workshop participants.
  • Research needs for 2030 sets out the features workshop participants visualised for future research systems, research areas of importance and the capacity needed to deliver them.
  • Sharpening the vision described the process of analysing the major themes which emerged from the research.
  • Visions for research in 2030 is the vision of the future research systems model.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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