Investment in child and adolescent health has a triple benefit; for young people today, for tomorrow’s adults, and for the next generation. Despite evidence that hints at the considerable prevalence and burden of pain in children, research aimed at understanding causes, impacts and management has been neglected. The Children and Adolescents theme will generate and disseminate evidence to help parents, carers and health professionals better understand and treat pain in young people.
The main focus of the Indigenous Health theme is to conduct community-championed collaborative research involving a number of key stakeholders. Collaborators come from a variety of backgrounds including Aboriginal community navigators, paediatricians, physiotherapists, school educators, human rights experts, film makers and creative advertising agencies. The focus area of this stream is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). With our collaborators we aim to help improve the lives of children and families with FASD.