June 1, 2017

CSI Swinburne secures Significant ARC Linkage Grant

The Centre for Social Impact today announced that CSI Swinburne would receive $165,000 in funds from an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grant.

The funds are for a research project entitled: "Improving health equity of young people? The role of social enterprise". This project aims to explain the effects of social enterprise on the social determinants of health inequities among young people. During the transition to adulthood, health inequities may become entrenched, and young people in disadvantaged areas experience relatively poorer health than the wider population. Addressing health inequities upstream is critical to reducing them, with social enterprise gaining recent attention as one vehicle for doing this. The project will examine if, and how, social enterprises redress the root causes of health inequities. Intended outcomes include innovation in social policy, health promotion and social enterprise design to improve health equity for disadvantaged young people and their communities.

Partners on the project include the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth), Social Traders, and the Foundation for Young Australians.

The project's chief investigators are Professor Josephine Barraket; Professor Jane Farmer; Dr Gemma Carey; Dr Andrew Joyce; and Dr Chris Mason.

For more information about this and other ARC Linkage grants, click here


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