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We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the Traditional owners, carers of the Tarntanyangga, (Adelaide Plains, South Australia) where AKction began. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia whose sovereignty remains unceded and who we each remain accountable to.   

We acknowledge First Nations People worldwide and pay our deepest respect to you and your families.  We also acknowledge AKction community supporters, researchers and health professionals, effective accomplices who know when to step aside, step up and step back to ensure our voices are amplified to lead change.  

AKction 2 is a 5 year NHMRC Ideas Grant project (April 2021-March 2026), extended from the AKction 1 MRFF project (2018-2021) based in the University of Adelaide, Adelaide Nursing School.  

The AKction 1 and 2 research projects each aim to improve the experiences and outcomes of kidney care for and with First Nations patients, families and community members, and kidney health services in South Australia. Applying decolonising and participatory action research, the team comprises of a reference group of First Nations People with lived experience of kidney disease, researchers, healthcare staff, and networks across the wider community, who conduct collaborative research with meaningful outcomes together.