Contributing to Griffith’s development as a university of influence in improving the health outcomes of First Peoples communities
The First Peoples Health Unit aims to be a leader in First Peoples Health research and to continually improve our research performance, and through our research, deliver benefits for Australia’s First Peoples and communities.
Our three overarching research programs encapsulate our current research strengths and address local and national health priorities and meeting the needs of First Peoples communities.
Indigenous Research Unit
The Indigenous Research Unit is another valuable source of resources and support for First Peoples Health HDR students. The IRU coordinates the Indigenous Research Network (IRN), develops the research capacity of academics and research higher degree students, and administers research projects and grants.
Promoting First Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing
Five Key Focus Areas underpin the FPHU’s activities and form the basis of our research programs aimed at improving the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
Three overarching research areas encapsulate our current research strengths, addressing local and national health priorities and meeting the needs of First Peoples communities.
PROMOTING FIRST PEOPLES' HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
First Peoples communities have multiple and considerable strengths to promote their own health and well-being.
FPHU conducts research in partnership with community, industry, health services, clinicians, patients and their families to maximise the benefits for First Peoples and contribute to effective and sustainable health service delivery.
STRENGTHENING THE FIRST PEOPLES HEALTH WORKFORCE
The FPHU employ and evaluate innovative strategies to promote the retention of First Peoples tertiary students and their employability as graduates.
BUILDING HEALTH WORKFORCE CULTURAL CAPABILITY
Researchers with the FPHU examine the translation of cultural capability in different settings and work with partners to develop strategies to promote cultural capability across communities.