The Centre of Research Excellence to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease aims to develop and apply practical and sustainable health care services across the continuum of heart health and disease to reduce inequalities in burden for vulnerable Australians.

The South Australian Aboriginal Health Landscape is a population level study of the health of Aboriginal people in South Australia and the social conditions that affect their health at a local level.

Overcoming the health disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people represents one of Australia’s great challenges. Only through a tangible commitment of time, energy, resources, leadership and collaborative partnership can we hope to make a difference. Research can and should have a role in defining a better way forward for all Australians. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community has called for reform in the way Aboriginal Health Research is conducted.

The Rheumatic Heart Disease Secondary Prophylaxis Project aims to evaluate a sustainable, transferable, systems-based model of improving delivery of secondary prophylaxis for patients with rheumatic heart disease.

The Aboriginal Cardiovascular Omega 3 Trial seeks to identify if Aboriginal people with heart disease are protected from subsequent heart attacks by taking an Omega 3 supplement, and the mechanisms which occur.

The CanDAD project seeks to develop an integrated, comprehensive cancer monitoring system with a particular focus on Aboriginal people in SA. Which incorporates Aboriginal patients’ experiences with cancer services. 

The Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE) has been established to assist the Aboriginal health sector to collate and use existing knowledge on best practice chronic disease prevention and treatment as well as sustainable primary health care funding and service delivery models to improve the coverage and appropriateness of their services and care. To find out more click on the link CREATE

The ENHANCED Project is a major program of work investigating biological, psychological, behavioral and social impacts on development and progression of cardiovascular disease in Aboriginal communities.

Diabetes is a BIG problem in our communities.

It affects our young people through to our elderly people. Some Aboriginal people think diabetes is normal, but it doesn’t need to be.

By getting a better understanding of the things that raise the chances of getting Type 2 diabetes and the problems it causes, it will help us find better ways of stopping the problem. Find our more on our Facebook page.

The South Australian Childhood Rheumatic Heart Disease Screening Project involves school-based screening for rheumatic heart disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in South Australia. The main aim of the study is to determine the level and location of rheumatic heart disease in the childhood population, particularly among children at highest risk of this disease

Culturally Safe Workforce Models for Rural and Remote Indigenous Organisations

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is ageing. Between 2011 and 2016 the highest increase in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population was amongst those aged 55 years and over. The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 65 years and over is projected to grow by 200 per cent by 2031. This is likely to result in an increased demand for aged care services.

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SAHMRI is located on the traditional lands of the Kaurna Nation.

The SAHMRI community acknowledges and respects the traditional owners, the family clans who are the Kaurna Nation from the Adelaide Plains region of South Australia. We acknowledge the clans of the Kaurna Nation and the sacred knowledge they hold for their country. We pay our respects to the Kaurna Nation, their ancestors and the descendants of these living family clans today.