Supporting and encouraging research into Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori health is an essential step in reducing current health disparities for Indigenous people and ensuring emergency departments are culturally safe places for Indigenous people to receive care, and be employed. This will ultimately lead to improved health outcomes, including reducing the disparity in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations.

The award will achieve this by:

  • Fostering collaborative research partnerships that improve the cultural safety of emergency departments (EDs).
  • Recognising the importance of participatory action research.
  • Encouraging ACEM trainee interest (thereby increasing trainee exposure) in Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori research.