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The Lowitja Institute presents its new strategic, policy and research directions

MEDIA ALERT: 11 February 2020

Proceedings will commence at 5:30pm with John Paul Janke from SBS/NITV as MC.

After the Hon Greg Hunt MP and the Hon Chris Bowen MP deliver their brief addresses, Ms Pat Anderson will introduce the new Strategic Plan, followed by a 2min video setting out the new research agenda.

This will be followed by a short address by Dr Kalinda Griffith.

 

DATE:                                      11 February 2020

TIME:                                       5:00 for 5:30pm until 7:00pm, cocktails

WHERE:                                  Private Dining Rooms 1, 2 & 4

WELCOME TO COUNTRY:    Mr Paul House

SPEAKERS:                           The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health

                                                The Hon Chris Bowen MP, Shadow Minister of Health

                                                Ms Pat Anderson AO, Chairperson, Lowitja Institute

                     Dr Kalinda Griffith, Scientia Fellow at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health

            UNSW;  Lowitja Institute scholar

   Ms Janine Mohamed, CEO, Lowitja Institute

 

Kalinda is a Yawuru woman and a Scientia Fellow at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health UNSW. Her work addresses complex health disparities in populations through using existing, linked administrative data with a focus on data governance and equity measurement. This work is critical for identifying and addressing the disparities that impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The aim of this work is to achieve equity.

Our CEO, Ms Janine Mohamed, will close.

Formalities will conclude at 6:15 and the event at 7:00pm.

 

About the Lowitja Institute

The Lowitja Institute is Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, named in honour of its Patron, Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG.

We work for the health of Australia’s First Peoples by investing in quality research, knowledge translation, and by supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers. We operate on key principles of Indigenous leadership, a broader understanding of health that incorporates wellbeing, and our work achieving a clear and positive impact.

The Institute’s work encompasses all areas that contribute to the health and wellbeing of our people, including the social and cultural determinants of health and wellbeing.

Media enquiries

Cristina Lochert, Lowitja Institute Communications Manager, mobile 0413 833 354

 

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