Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

Health service interventions for better prevention and management of chronic disease for Aboriginal people

Research in this area will concentrate on two chronic diseases, cancer and cardiovascular disease, which account disproportionately for poor health and the life expectancy gap in Aboriginal people.

While death rates from these chronic diseases have substantially declined in the general population, this has not been the case for Aboriginal people.

Winthrop Professor Sandra Thompson, Director of the Western Australian Centre for Rural Health, will lead this area.