The Targeted Call for Research: Commercial determinates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health 2023 aims to encourage innovative, ground-breaking research on the CDoH for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and how it compounds with social, cultural and economic factors to positively or negatively influence health outcomes and how negative influences may be mediated.

The objectives of this grant opportunity are to are to:

  • Assess the health and equity impacts of commercial activities on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • Identify and understand the CDoH of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their influence on health equity and the burden of disease within communities. This includes the interplay between the social, cultural and commercial determinants of health (for example, racism, housing, gambling, sexual health, nutrition, inactivity, employment, environmental impacts, connection to country, etc.)
  • Understand the effects of the involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in companies, including workforce expectations and mental health costs and the flow-on effects of CDoH
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of government regulation in mitigating health and equity impacts of CDoH, including understanding the methods and effectiveness of commercial sector influence on public health policies
  • Determine the positive and negative impact of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) on the CDoH, including mitigation strategies.

Further information about the TCR including its objectives, available funds and timeframes is available on GrantConnect.

Grant at a glance

Duration of funding
5 years
Level of funding
$5,000,000