The aim of implementing this call is to provide funding for rigorous, culturally-informed research into improving the health and experiences of ageing in older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Quality evidence generated from research will allow for better planning, funding and implementation of policies and services to achieve and support healthy ageing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This TCR responds to NHMRC’s priorities as outlined in the The need to ‘improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ has been identified as a major health issue. This TCR follows a public call for research priorities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health conducted in 2016.
The TCR also addresses the research priority of healthy ageing raised during the national consultations to develop Road Map 3: a strategic framework for improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health through research, due to be launched in July 2018.
This TCR also helps to address the which identifies evidence-based practice and healthy ageing as priorities. One of the key strategies to address the former is ‘Promote best-practice and innovative approaches guided by research, monitoring and evaluation activities’.
The ), identifies as an action ‘Strengthened evidence base of knowledge across the life-course and care continuum, in particular preventative health, including the factors that impact on the health of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.’