Grounded in community, united nationally, connected globally.
AHRA facilitates the integration of healthcare, health and medical research, and health professional education to deliver better health outcomes for all Australians. Our members comprise seven accredited Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres and three Centres for Innovation in Regional Health.
The Centres brings together acute health services, community health services, primary care, research institutes, universities and government to translate research into best practice to improve patient care and health outcomes for the population. We are located throughout Australia and our member Centres collectively encompass over 90% of researchers and 80% of acute health care services in the country, which provides significant opportunity for coordinated, national, action. Involvement of communities, consumers, patients, families and carers ensures solutions are based on knowledge and understanding of the specific challenges they face.
We are working on a wide range of projects both locally and nationally, including key national system level initiatives and research networks. These activities are primarily funded by the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund and align with national and government priorities.
WHAT IS A TRANSLATION CENTRE?
Together, we are working to solve some of our greatest healthcare challenges.
AHRA is committed to ensuring Australia’s health system is fully informed by quality health and medical research. In partnership with our community we are researching and working with partners to develop ways to improve access, services, systems and health outcomes. We are striving for equity in healthcare provision and delivery while translating research into practice.
Working through AHRA, the ten National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) accredited translation centres across Australia are in a unique position to transcend State and Territory boundaries and improve systems of care and treatment in order to benefit all Australians.
The NHMRC, drawing on the success of centres in North America and Europe, put out a call in 2015 to accredit Australian research translation centres that could bring together health services, academia and researchers in the belief that such integration would ultimately lead to better health outcomes.
As a result, the NHMRC accredited seven Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres and three Centres for Innovation in Regional Health. These ten centres form AHRA.