The NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Improving Health Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children (ISAC) brings together national and international researchers to focus on proximal issues in delivery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child health services.
Despite Australia’s capacity it is a major concern that we are unable to deliver effective health services to many vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children still carry an unacceptably high burden of ill health. There is little evidence about the effectiveness of current Australian child health service models in improving access and quality of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. In addition, there has been little opportunity to rigorously test new health service models that could improve health outcomes.