The Chronic Conditions Program was one of five programs of the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (2003–2009)
The goal is to improve chronic conditions prevention, early detection and management services and strategies to reduce the impact of chronic conditions in Indigenous communities.
The Chronic Conditions program will focus on diabetes and cardiovascular and renal disease but takes a holistic approach to health and is closely linked to other CRC for Aboriginal Health research programs. The program will use an integrated approach to bring together community, industry and research stakeholders to share ideas, questions, skills and resources; to incorporate research-transfer activities; and to support capacity development at the community level, as well as among the workforce and in the research world.
Diagram 1: The range of components that make up the Chronic Conditions program
- Research priorities were identified by an industry roundtable in February 2006.
- For an overview of the program: Chronic Conditions Program: 2008 brochure
- For more details on the framework of the program background, outcomes and operation: Chronic Conditions Program Statement (2005) or the Chronic Conditions Program Summary (2005).
- For more details on the individual projects in this program: CRCAH projects.