Sydney Health Partners is a unique collaboration between four major health services,
a world-leading university and ten affiliated medical research institutes
Australia’s healthcare system is challenged by spiralling rates of chronic and emerging diseases, ageing communities, health disparities, new technologies and rising costs.
In the face of increasing demands, it’s important we deliver more quickly, more often, on Australia’s substantial investment in health and medical research.
Too little of our world-class research is put to practical use. The uptake of new interventions is not spontaneous, and implementation is sometimes done incompletely, inconsistently and with limited effectiveness.
Sydney Health Partners’ goal is to demonstrate that new evidence-based interventions can be successfully implemented and scaled-up in large and diverse health systems.
Our vision is to transform the way research improves patient care and public health in our health system through strong collaboration, inclusive thinking and an overriding commitment to meet the health needs of our community.
To achieve this vision, we will:
- Deliver patient and public benefit: accelerating the transfer of research innovations into health care improvements
- Achieve effective collaboration: facilitating a culture that cuts through the barriers to collaborative, efficient working among researchers and clinicians
- Manage at scale: demonstrating that a collaborative translational research model can be successfully applied in a large diverse health system
- Enhance international competitiveness: supporting the Partners to compete effectively for research resources and talent
A National Network
Sydney Health Partners is one of seven AHRTCs and three Centres for Innovation in Regional Health (CIRHs) accredited by NHMRC. The ten translation centres work together as the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) to pursue their common goal of accelerating the pace and scale of research translation into healthcare and community health.