NSW Regional Health Partners was accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as a Centre for Innovation in Regional Health (CIRH) in 2017 and is one of nine national consortia that form the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA). AHRA is charged with advising the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) on implementing changes in health service delivery and population health to ensure better health outcomes for all Australians. The nine AHRA Centres have established a collaborative approach to address national initiatives to improve the translation of current evidence into healthcare practices and policies. The first round of funding to support these national initiatives was provided from the MRFF in 2017.
NSW Regional Health Partners include the Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD), Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD), Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD), Calvary Mater Newcastle (CMN), the HNECC Primary Health Network (PHN), Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the universities of Newcastle (UoN) and New England (UNE).
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