In partnership with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Department of Health and Ageing and the Department ofVeterans Affairs will offer grants to fund research aimed at expanding the range of evidence-based chronic disease interventions to
support self-management in Australia. The primary focus will be on the harder-to-reach population groups in the community including: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; people from culturally and linguistically diverse populations; people experiencing
socio-economic disadvantage; and children and adolescents. The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking proposals which specifically target the veteran population. These proposals should
reflect the demographics of the veteran population which is a relatively elderly one with 75% of treatment beneficiaries being 75 or older. Proposals are being sought for practical applied research projects to identify, develop and test, innovative chronic disease interventions to
support self-management for use in the Australian context. Applications close 14th March 2008.
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