National Network Advances Women’s Careers and Research in Women’s Health

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A national AHRA network is advancing women’s careers and building capacity in women’s health research across Australia. The Women’s Health Research and Translation Impact Network (WHRTN) is providing workforce development to support women’s research careers, supporting Consumer and Community Involvement (CCI), establishing networks within the Research Translation Centres (RTCs), funding research, and supporting Indigenous capacity building in women’s health. “WHRTN’s …

AHRA Builds Indigenous Capability in Health Research

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An AHRA national network is having a major impact on the capacity and capability of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to undertake health research. The National Indigenous Research(er) Capacity Building Network (IRNet) is supporting and growing the next generation of Indigenous researchers working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Leaders in Indigenous health and medical research from across …

Clinical Trials Education Goes National

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A pioneering Victorian program providing essential clinical trial education to the research community, has expanded nationally in response to unprecedented demand. The Australian Clinical Trials Education Centre (A-CTEC) is building the capacity and capability of Australia’s clinical trials workforce by providing interactive clinical trials education opportunities suitable for a range of learning needs, at no cost to the end user. …

Survey on strengthening consumer and community involvement in healthcare and research

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AHRA is inviting participation in a national survey to identify the barriers and enablers and understand the attitudes and behaviours that influence adoption of consumer and community involvement in healthcare improvement and health and medical research. The survey is part of a larger study ‘Consumer and Community Involvement: Implementation Research for Impact (CCIRI)’, funded by the Medical Research Future Fund …

New technology improving access to patients’ electronic health records

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New technology has optimised healthcare delivery and outcomes at several Victorian health services by improving access to patients’ electronic medical records (EMR). Led by AHRA Research Translation Centres, key stakeholders worked together to implement an open-source data infrastructure platform called CogStack supported by the Monash Partners Learning Health System (LHS). Modified for Australian use by a team at Monash University, …

National Collaboration Builds Capacity and Advances Implementation of Consumer and Community Involvement

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A national collaborative effort by AHRA members is accelerating the implementation of best practice Consumer and Community Involvement (CCI) in Australia, at a time when government and funding bodies are requiring greater consumer involvement in health and medical research. AHRA Research Translation Centres (RTCs) are working together to build a network of engaged consumers, community and citizen scientists, including underserved …

NHMRC-accredited Research Translation Centre: Top End Partners

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Top End Academic Health Partners (Top End Partners) is an established collaboration and leader in health care, medical research and education in Northern Australia and across the region. Its goal is to undertake translational research of the highest quality to improve health care and health outcomes for its regional, rural and remote communities. Accredited by the NHMRC as a Research Translation …

AHRA Evidence Shows How Australia Can Reduce $3.5b Wound Care Burden

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An Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) research program has shown that many Australians are not receiving the best possible wound care because of poor adherence to evidence-based standards, inconsistent and disparate training, insufficient policy co-ordination and the lack of provision for the reimbursement of wound care costs. AHRA’s National Wound Care Initiative has proposed a multi-pronged evidence-based approach to addressing …

Australian Health Research Alliance Appoints New Chair

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The Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) has appointed Professor John Prins as its new Chair. Professor Prins is a clinician and researcher and the Executive Director of AHRA member organisation, Health Translation Queensland. He has held significant leadership roles across the academic, health and pharmaceutical sectors, and is a respected thought leader in diabetes and endocrinology care and research in …