• Child health and development

    Child health and development

    Our work investigates how we can improve the health of Indigenous children so they can have the best start in life.

  • Smoking, alcohol, drugs and other addictive behaviours

    Smoking, alcohol, drugs and other addictive behaviours

    The harm caused by tobacco, alcohol and other drugs is a major public health problem for Indigenous Australians.

  • Nutrition

    Nutrition

    Diet is the leading contributor to the burden of disease for all Australians. Dietary improvement is essential to closing the gap in health, education and life expectancy for Indigenous Australians.

  • Diabetes and kidney disease

    Diabetes and kidney disease

    Diabetes and kidney disease are major contributors to Indigenous Australians shorter life expectancy.

  • Cancer

    Cancer

    Cancer is the second leading cause of death among Indigenous people.

  • Mental health and suicide prevention

    Mental health and suicide prevention

    Helping communities and individuals to stay strong.

  • Youth health

    Youth health

    There is little known about Indigenous adolescent lives. Yet, itís such an extraordinary stage because thereís incredibly rapid development.

  • Sexual health
  • Skin

    Skin

    Childhood skin infections can have a long-lasting and devastating effect.

  • Primary health care and health systems research

    Primary health care and health systems research

    An important component of Closing the Gap.

  • Preventive health

    Preventive health

    A significant proportion of Menzies' work is in disease treatment research, but we also recognise that preventive health measures have an important role to play in improving overall health outcomes.