Improving Indigenous health and wellbeing

This Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project examines the impact of the family life course on the health and well-being of Indigenous and non-Indigenous mothers and children.

Improving Indigenous health and wellbeing

Overview

This project aims to reduce Indigenous health inequalities, a major social and economic problem, by improving the policy relevant evidence base on the determinants of Indigenous health and wellbeing. This project compares the impact of the family life course on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous and non-Indigenous mothers and children.

Objectives

The project uses survey data that follows them over time to:

  1. Identify family structures that enhance or harm health and wellbeing; and
  2. Track changes in health and wellbeing before, during and after family transitions (ie births, relationship changes)

Project details

Sponsors

Australian Research Council – Linkage grant

Project team

Professor Belinda Hewitt
Professor Maggie Walter (University of Tasmania)
Fiona Skelton (Department of Social Services)

Contact

Professor Belinda Hewitt