ATLAS+ Improving surveillance infrastructure for Indigenous primary health care

Project Details

This project builds upon the ATLAS Centre for Research Excellence which progressed our understanding of longstanding disparity in sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs) among Indigenous peoples. ATLAS+ will double the number of participating Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) and add new primary care providers and geographical regions to the network. The project expands the scope of infrastructure beyond STIs and BBVs to include vaccine-preventable diseases and chronic conditions. The success of ATLAS+ depends on utilisation of our privacy protecting GRHANITE® research data extraction tool to collect de-identified patient data related to disease testing and management. ATLAS+ will increase the quality and capacity of Australia’s surveillance and reporting systems, further supporting ACCHSs to improve Indigenous clinical care and strengthen Indigenous Data Sovereignty.



  • Prof James Ward, Lead Investigator, University of Queensland Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
  • Dr Clare Bradley, UQ Poche Centre
  • Dr Federica Barzi, UQ Poche Centre
  • Dr Odette Pearson, South Australian health and Medical Research Institute
  • Prof Helen Marshall, University of Adelaide
  • Dr Kalinda Griffiths, University of New South Wales
  • Prof Rebecca Guy, University of New South Wales


Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)

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General Practice and Primary Care

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