The Federal Government has announced it will continue to support medical and health research by investing a significant amount of funds into the national Alliance of Advanced Health Research Translation Centres, which includes WAHTN. The Australian Health Research Alliance has been awarded $218 million in funding for Rapid Applied Research Translation over the next ten years.
This funding and long-term investment represents a major endorsement of the Translational Research Centres and our leading role in accelerating the translation of research into policy and practice for greater health impact. The funding will support collaboration and our efforts toward enhancing integration across healthcare, research and education.
Executive Director of WAHTN, Professor Gary Geelhoed has said “We’re extremely happy that the federal budget included continued funding of the national Advanced Health Research Translation Centres. It shows an ongoing commitment by the federal government to these Centres and recognises their increasing importance to healthcare in Australia. It will allow WAHTN to continue our leading role in promoting, supporting and translating medical research into better healthcare for all West Australians”
Working together through partnership, commitment and engagement we can continue our journey delivering better healthcare through research.