Project Update September 2021

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The study continues to build strong relationships with community partner sites across the country, with the first participants recruited despite ongoing challenges posed by the COVID 19 pandemic. The pilot study at Rumbalara – almost nearing completion – has been particularly affected due to the Victorian outbreak, while Maari Ma in NSW has been similarly affected.

The amazing Bernard Kelly Edwards (Flash Informed Consent Video artist) goes live on his Friday morning radio program from 9am. Tracey Hearn and Mariam Hachem stopped by recently to talk all things Diabetes and Flash – you can listen here

The Culturally Adaptive Governance Framework (CAGF) developed for the FlashGM Study has been outlined in a paper published in July. The framework is now also being implemented by the Australian Stroke Alliance (ASA) through their Federal Frontier Health and Medical Research initiative which was awarded a $40 million grant. The CAGF is now being utilised by two national trials and we are excited to be contributing to new initiatives for empowering Indigenous governance principles for health and medical research in Australia.

Further updates include:

  •  Engagement with new sites in Brisbane and Victoria has begun
  •  Satellite site addition of Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Cooperative in VIC
  •  Pilot study updates – 38/40 participants recruited
  •  Interview with Yvonne, Aleisha, Tracey, Luke and Cath from Apunipima
  •  EOI sent out for Indigenous Council
  •  EOI form for new sites – included in NACCHO newsletter

The Flash leadership team thank all those working across our collaborative network in these difficult times. If you have any suggestions for future issues of the newsletter, please get in touch with the team.