Last week, leaders in Indigenous health came together for the Commitment to Indigenous Health: Local and National Contributions to Meeting the Challenges conference. The conference was an initiative of the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment's Indigenous Health Interest Group (IHIG).
This was the second IHIG conference and featured the work of CMBE staff and students, researchers from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), and invited experts and collaborators.
Attendees were from a range of organisations including Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service, the Department of Health and Ageing, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Aboriginal Health Services.
The Indigenous Health Interest Group aims to provide a link from the ANU to the broader community on research and policy issues central to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
This year's event was co-sponsored by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Gaye Doolan, Indigenous Health Project Officer at the ANU Medical School was a member of the organising committee.