Collaboration Points the Way
The WA Office of the ABS has been helping the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (ICHR) to conduct the Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey (WAACHS). The WAACHS aims to collect information that can be used to identify and address issues that affect the health, education, development and well-being of Aboriginal children. All regions of WA are represented by the sample, from large towns to small rural centres and remote communities.
The ICHR team working on analysis and outputs from the survey is housed in the ABS WA Office. There has been significant mutual benefit to the ABS and ICHR from their collaboration on the WAACHS. Innovations used in this project will be applicable to a broad range of household surveys and include analysis of linked data sets and sampling of a highly mobile Indigenous population.
The findings from the WAACHS will be available in three publications: Health and Well-being of Aboriginal Children and Young People; Aboriginal Family and Community Health; and Aboriginal Education, Health and Well-being.
Back: (LtoR) Deborah Wade-Marshall, Simon Doyle, Judith Griffin, Francis Mitrou, Prof. Sven Silburn.
Front : Prof. Steve Zubrick (left) and Dr. David Lawrence.