Influential leaders valuing collective knowledges toward better health and wellbeing outcomes for Australia’s First Peoples

The First Peoples Health Unit leads the implementation of the Griffith Health First Peoples Health Plan 2016 – 2022.

The Plan expands on the strategic plan specific to Griffith Health’s commitment to closing the gap in health outcomes between Australia’s First Peoples and other Australians, aligning the First Peoples Health Plan with the Griffith University and Griffith Health Planning Frameworks.

The First Peoples Health Unit aims to compliment the activities of Griffith University, the GUMURRII Indigenous Education Support Unit, the Office of Indigenous Community Engagement, Policy and Partnerships; and the Indigenous Research Unit.

Key focus areas

Learning and Teaching

Enhance First Peoples student and staff success and transform Non-First Peoples student and staff experience in First Peoples Health

Research

Contribute to Griffith University's development as a University of Influence in improving the health outcomes for First Peoples communities

Engagement

Engaging First Peoples staff, students and communities to be a University of Influence in First Peoples Health

Sustainability

First Peoples Health business to be sustainable

Internationalisation

Initiate partnerships in First Peoples Health by contributing to the University's growing international reputation for excellence

ANNOUNCING: NEW E-LEARNING INITIATIVE

Closing the cultural awareness gap through First Peoples Health e-learning
Griffith Health is proud to lunch its new look First Peoples Health e-learning tool
The e-learning tool aligns with a federally endorsed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework and targets a beginner level of understanding in First Peoples Health.

The Framework aims to prepare graduates across the health professions to provide culturally safe health services to Australia's First Peoples.

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Our People

Meet our remarkable staff and researchers

Aspirations to Health Programs

The program aims to build aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students and inspiring and empowering them to consider University as a possibility. Join us in 2018. We are seeking enthusiastic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students who want a career in health to participate in our next First Peoples aspirations to Health Programs.

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First Peoples Health Unit Newsletter

To stay up-to-date with the latest news, achievements and activities of the First Peoples Health Unit you can access our quarterly newsletter.

Transition and Tertiary Preparedness (TTP) Program

We are proud to introduce the Transition and Tertiary Preparedness (TTP) Program, a new online program to support and enable Griffith Health students to make a confident and successful start to their studies. The TTP Program consists of a range of modules, each containing workshop sessions with video presentations offering practical advice and guidance to help students ‘hit the ground running’ and make a confident and successful start to their studies. The sessions are also helpful for continuing students who want to refresh their knowledge and further enhance their academic and study skills. You can access the TTP Program via the 'Student Support' link in all Griffith Health Learning@Griffith course sites.

Other Resources

Postgraduate research support

The Indigenous Research Unit supports development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics and higher degree researchers and their projects.

Indigenous Research Unit

Council of Elders

Griffith University's Council of Elders works to empower and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. The Council also promotes a spirit of reconciliation and respect.

Council of Elders

Community engagement, policy and partnerships

The Office of ICEPP provides the University advice on Indigenous higher education and works on initiatives that contribute to the spiritual, social, emotional, economic and educational wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

ICEPP

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