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Housing Improvement and Child Health (HICH) – Extension

Housing Improvement and Child Health (HICH) – Extension

This project is an extension of a NHMRC-funded, CRC for Aboriginal Health in-kind study which commenced in 2003. The aims of the overall study were to provide information to better understand the relationship between housing infrastructure factors and child health, and the variety of community, household and personal factors that mediate this relationship.

The aim of the extension of this study was to complete the collection of data at the remaining three of the original 11 communities, and undertake data analysis and transfer of research data collection back to the last three communities.

The primary objectives of the HICH – Extension project were to:

It is proposed that the research findings be widely disseminated to government agencies and councils to assist with prioritising urgent repairs, scheduling maintenance and improving understanding within communities of the importance of the link between housing and health.

The operational objectives of the study were:

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Project leader

Ross Bailie

Administering institution:

Menzies School of Health Research