Lowitja Institute identifies and pursues policy priorities alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, researchers and communities. These priorities inform policy strategies which include policy position papers, discussions papers, policy submissions and briefs, policy roundtables and presentations.

Our policy priorities are developed both internally, from outcomes of commissioned research or Lowitja Institute-led roundtable discussions, and externally, as they link to current or emerging government policy contexts and topics within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector. 

Our current core policy priorities are:

  • cultural safety in health policy and programs
  • climate change and health
  • cultural and social determinants of health
  • racism in health systems
  • ethics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research

Learn more about Lowitja Institute’s 2022–2025 policy priorities

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