CHETRE’s work is structured in three streams:
- The Decision Support stream assesses the impacts of environmental, social, economic and policy change (proposals) on health and health equity and frames its findings in policy-relevant briefings and communications. Grounded in its international reputation in health impact assessment (HIA), the team supports local partners, other CPHCE research hubs, state, national and global health development through training and assessment.
- The Locational Disadvantage Stream engages with residents and groups in communities and neighbourhoods in our service area in South Western Sydney that suffer health and other disadvantages due to complex social and economic challenges. The stream focused on community development and partnership approaches that empower communities and consumers in order to promote resilience and more equitable health.
- The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health stream builds on nearly twenty years of close connections with the Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation and the Aboriginal community in South Western Sydney. At the request of the community, and integrated in its Aboriginal-controlled governance structures, CHETRE has undertaken a unique longitudinal cohort study of the health of Aboriginal Babies since the early 2000s through the Gudaga program (‘Gudaga’ is Tharawal for ‘healthy baby’). Work within this stream also extends into social determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, health promotion and Health in All Policies for health equity.