1. Kidney research on the national agenda

    Kidney research on the national agenda

    Dr Jaquelyne Hughes, a Torres Strait Islander woman and the country’s first Indigenous kidney specialist, continued to shine the spotlight on the experiences of Indigenous Australians with chronic kidney disease. In September, Dr Hughes, who is also an NHMRC Early Career...

  2. Staying strong through brief interventions

    Staying strong through brief interventions

    Indigenous Australians experience poorer health than non- Indigenous Australians. Achieving change through stopping smoking, improving nutrition and increasing physical activity would significantly improve health outcomes. In 2017, the QLD Government engaged Menzies to develop and...

  3. Identifying Indigenous cancer patients' needs

    Identifying Indigenous cancer patients' needs

    Indigenous Australians with cancer face poorer treatment and survival outcomes compared to non-Indigenous Australians due to a complex array of factors. To identify the needs of Indigenous Australians with cancer, we developed the Supportive Care Needs Assessment Tool for Indigenous...

  4. Using Facebook to quit smoking

    Using Facebook to quit smoking

    A Territory-wide partnership is aiming to identify how social media can be used to reduce smoking rates among Indigenous people. Through the partnership, a team of community-based researchers is working to understand the type of information people share online as well as how to...

  5. Better child lung health

    Better child lung health

    Indigenous children living in remote communities with chest and lung conditions are a key priority for our child health respiratory team. To identify what can be done to improve their lung health and how their respiratory conditions can be better managed, the team extended previous...

  6. Vaccination improves education outcomes

    Vaccination improves education outcomes

    High rates of perforated eardrums and hearing loss in Indigenous children living in remote communities has been linked to poor school attendance, social and behavioural problems, as well as exclusion from employment later in life. Otitis media is caused by multiple strains of two...

  7. Inspiring Indigenous researcher

    Inspiring Indigenous researcher

    Inspiring Indigenous researcher Sian Graham is an Indigenous woman from the Balladong area near Perth and One Arm Point community out of Broome. Born and raised in Darwin, Sian has strong links throughout the NT and Western Australia (WA) where she has lived and worked in remote...

  8. Evidence informs chronic cough guidelines

    Evidence informs chronic cough guidelines

  9. Improving wellbeing through brief interventions

    Improving wellbeing through brief interventions

  10. Building care relationships in Alice Springs

    Building care relationships in Alice Springs

  11. NT communities' anaemia management evaluated

    NT communities' anaemia management evaluated

  12. I HEAR BETA study improves hearing outcomes

    I HEAR BETA study improves hearing outcomes

  13. Talking About the Smokes

    Talking About the Smokes

    A collaboration between Menzies, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and a number of other research institutions and Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHSs).

  14. Improving diabetes outcomes for mothers and babies

    Improving diabetes outcomes for mothers and babies

    Improving clinical care for women with diabetes in pregnancy, and improving the future health outcomes of mothers and babies, are key aims of the Northern Territory Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership Project (PANDORA).

  15. Roundtable to improve cancer outcomes

    Roundtable to improve cancer outcomes

    Some of the country’s leading authorities on cancer and cancer survivors themselves were a key part of a National Indigenous Breast Cancer Research Roundtable held in August 2014.

  16. Report reveals decline in petrol sniffing

    Report reveals decline in petrol sniffing

    The report has shown that in 15 Aboriginal communities where available data enables comparisons to be made, there was more than an 80 per cent decline in the number petrol sniffers from 2005-07 to 2011-12.

  17. Mother's Day

    Mother's Day

    At age five, Ronno Morgan was a young Aboriginal boy from the Kimberly suffering from kidney failure and requiring emergency surgery

  18. Rain, hail or shine - Landmark study rolls on

    Rain, hail or shine - Landmark study rolls on

    The largest, longest-running and most significant study of the lives of Indigenous babies born in Australia continued its fourth wave of data collection throughout 2014.

  19. Reducing exposure of babies to second-hand smoke

    Reducing exposure of babies to second-hand smoke

    Exposure to second-hand smoke remains the most preventable risk factor for respiratory infections in babies and children.

  20. 'Let's Start' nurtures parent-child relationships

    'Let's Start' nurtures parent-child relationships

    A therapeutically oriented parenting program that seeks to build the confidence of Indigenous parents and help them develop strong relationships with their children as they begin the transition to school.

  21. Tackling ear disease in remote communities

    Tackling ear disease in remote communities

    Maximising the protection of infants and young children from the many bacteria that cause ear disease.

  22. Capacity building in remote communities

    Capacity building in remote communities

    As well as fostering skills internally, Menzies forges relationships with local communities to deliver courses, qualifications and training – determined according to the needs and wishes of local residents and elders.

  23. Schools plant gardens and grow nutrition knowledge

    Schools plant gardens and grow nutrition knowledge

    At Nganmarriyanga School in remote Northern Territory (NT), teenage boys walk among rows of thriving fruit.

  24. Easing diabetes stress for pregnant mothers

    Easing diabetes stress for pregnant mothers

    Natasha Paul has diabetes. While pregnant with her son Samuel, she wanted to ensure she made the best choices to avoid harm to her baby.

  25. Bolstering brain health in remote communities

    Bolstering brain health in remote communities

    A grassroots project is enabling researchers to talk directly to parents in remote Indigenous communities about the importance of early brain development.

  26. Boosting quality of life for kids with lung disease

    Boosting quality of life for kids with lung disease