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Revitalizing Health for All: International Indigenous Representative Group

The Revitalizing Health for All – Learning through Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) Experiences study was conceived in 2005 at a meeting of the Peoples’ Health Assembly held in Ecuador. Its purpose was to document the importance of CPHC as an appropriate and essential system response to improving the health of the world’s Indigenous and marginalised peoples.

The study brought together an international group of community health practitioners, researchers and activists, under the broad umbrella of the People’s Health Movement and the International People’s Health University. The Indigenous sites were funded by Canada’s Teasdale Corti Foundation and involved separate research projects in Canada, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Australia.

The aim of the research teams in each project location was to build and strengthen a global CPHC network, and to increase the understanding of and support for CPHC as a basis for health system renewal among researchers, practitioners, policy makers and civil society organisations.

Australian projects

The CRC for Aboriginal Health (CRCAH) and now the Lowitja Institute supported the Australian leg of the study, which commenced in 2008–09 at locations in:

A regional commentary report detailing the outcomes and findings from the three projects has been produced to:

Ottawa Meeting – June 2011

The final meeting of participants in a landmark international study on the role of comprehensive primary health care took place in Ottawa, Canada on 13–17 June 2011, with all the global projects presenting their findings. Attending the meeting from the Lowitja Institute were:

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