The Rioli Fund for Aboriginal Health has been established, in conjunction with the Menzies School of Health Research, to raise support for research into issues that impact upon the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

The priority areas for the fund are:

  • Indigenous Child Health
  • Indigenous Healing and Resilience.

The Rioli Fund for Aboriginal Health is already working with a number of individuals, businesses and organisations to help raise much needed funds to address these issues, many of which have been put into the “too hard basket” for far too long, and to take steps to make a real difference in improving the lives of Indigenous Australians.

Dean Rioli, chair and founder of The Rioli Fund for Aboriginal Health

Dean Rioli grew up on the Tiwi Islands, one of Australia’s most beautiful islands, located in the Northern Territory.

As a youngster he enjoyed all that the beaches, lakes and bush land had to offer. He also enjoyed kicking the football with his family and friends on this beautiful island – a place where that lethal left foot developed, helping him to kick many goals for his AFL club Essendon, cementing his presence as a significant player on Essendon’s senior list for a number of years.