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Healthy – Public Health Research

Funder:  Ian Potter Foundation

Grant Background: The health and wellbeing of a population is fundamental for a successful, sustainable and equitable society. Whilst Australia is a global leader in public health, with many successes, there are still many challenges and inequities in health outcomes. A more sustained investment in effective prevention will be of considerable national benefit.

The Ian Potter Foundation is seeking to support outstanding tertiary institutions, medical research institutes or suitably qualified public health organisations which conduct translational public health research.

In assessing this research, the Foundation is particularly interested in the applicant’s plan to involve and support outstanding individuals that will strengthen the public health research workforce, including in the areas of biostatistics, health economics and modelling.

Preference will be given to proposals which are preventive in nature, aspirational in scale and seek to improve health outcomes using public health approaches at the population level.

The Foundation will consider applications for research projects or programs in the following areas:

  • Improving health outcomes for Indigenous Australians
  • Prevention of anxiety, depression and substance abuse in older Australians
  • Prevention of chronic ill health and disease including obesity, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes through the amelioration of common determinants and risk factors.

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Health

Kidney Disease – Key Activities

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the Kidney Disease – Key Activities grant opportunity is to provide optimal care and support for patients, families and carers of those with kidney disease, health professional education and improve research and data on kidney disease.

The grant aligns with the priorities and actions outlined in the National Strategic Action Plan for Kidney Disease (the Action Plan). It is anticipated that the Action Plan will be released in March 2020. A draft of the Action Plan is available on Kidney Health Australia’s website.

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