Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Central Australia, located in Alice Springs, was founded in 2007 becoming the second health and medical research institute to be located in the Northern Territory and the first in Central Australia. It was established to help address the profound disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal people in central Australia and throughout the Northern Territory through scientific research that is rigorous, culturally appropriate and ethically sound. While we focus on the needs of the population in the Northern Territory our expertise in research spans many other jurisdictions and enables contributions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health spanning from major cities to the most remote communities in Australia.
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Central Australia is dedicated to carrying out collaborative research projects that build much needed knowledge and that provide practical contributions to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' health in the Centre. While research is our main business, we are much more than a collection of research projects. We work collaboratively with our local stakeholders, particularly Aboriginal community controlled organisations, to address their areas of priority.
As a clinical service provider, we provide outreach health services to Central Australian remote communities and Alice Springs Hospital in order to improve access to specialist and multidisciplinary care. In the way we do our business, we are dedicated to supporting capacity building within the communities and organisations we work with, as well as our own staff's development. We are passionate about using our skills and expertise to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and to contribute to better health outcomes. The depth of our commitment is what defines the Central Australia team.
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Central Australia is part of our national approach to Aboriginal health.