PRLIMINARY PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE! This two-day course presented by the Deeble Institute for Health policy Research, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) and the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ) is designed to assist academic and clinical researchers make their research more accessible and useful to policymakers. Combining theory with a strong practical focus, you will receive training on the fundamentals of writing for policymakers and communicating in the mainstream media. Practical sessions will include translating a piece of your own research into a policy backgrounder and a media release. Opportunities will be given to develop and present your own work. Places are limited to 25 so register early!Read more →
11th Health Services and Policy Research Conference – Call for Abstracts extended to Friday 19 July – Don’t miss out!
Abstracts are now invited for the 11th Health Services and Policy Research Conference. If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration, please follow the submission form links below. Potential presenters should note that all costs to attend the conference must be met from their own resources. The 2019 Conference theme is Addressing Health Service Inequities to Address Health System Performance. The deadline for abstract submission is Monday 8 July 2019.Read more →
Research Australia is calling for nominations for the Health and Medical Research Awards for 2019. These prestigious awards are a celebration of the outstanding efforts and achievements of individuals and teams who drive and support the opportunities that health and medical innovation bring to each and every one of our lives.
Primary nominators must be from a member organisation of Research Australia. HSRAANZ is a member organisation therefore all of our financial members can make a nomination.
Categories include the “Health Services Research Award”. This Award is for an individual who has provided leadership and made an outstanding contribution to health services research; driven research that has led to a significant improvement in healthcare; and/or has championed the development of the health services research field.Read more →
HSRAANZ Webinar – The Local Level Evaluation of Healthcare in Australia – a presentation by representatives of the Health Systems Improvement and Sustainability (HSIS) Working Group 3 (WG3)
A recording of our latest webinar is now available to view. In this presentation, representatives of the Health Systems Improvement (HSIS) Working Group 3 (WG3) pinpoint where strengthening of healthcare evaluation is needed. It provides a pathway to improve the evaluation of healthcare in Australia. It highlights an opportunity to improve Australia’s healthcare system in terms of effectiveness, equity and value.Read more →
The HCF Research Foundation is making its 9th annual call for research projects to deliver $1 million in funding to the research community in health care areas that provide opportunity to significantly improve health services.Read more →
HSRAANZ Webinar Series – Alternative career paths for health services researchers – Recording now available!
This webinar presented 3 case studies of people who have chosen not to pursue the usual academic path following completion of the PhDs. Their presentations describe their research journey and what they do in their current roles. The benefits and challenges of choosing a path less travelled can sometimes be harder but often very rewarding. The three presenters come from diverse backgrounds and now work in very different roles. This presentation will be of interest to those contemplating where to from here if they are nearly finished their studies or for those considering a career change.Read more →
Information on the following grant opportunities:Read more →
1. The Viertel Charitable Foundation
2. The 2020 Diabetes Australian Research Program Grant Round
3. The Cancer Australia Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme
4. Cancer Institute NSW Fellowships
5. AMP Tomorrow Fund
6. The National Breast Cancer Foundation 2020 Investigator Initiated Research Scheme
HSRAANZ Webinar Recording Now Available – Two statistical techniques for evaluating natural policy experiments in public health.
In this webinar,Heather Brown Snr Lecturer in Health Economics, Newcastle University, UK introduces the statistical techniques of difference in difference approach and interrupted time series. These are before/after study designs which can be used to evaluate natural policy experiments/public health interventions where a randomised control trial is not possible.Read more →
In this article republished from The Conversation, Kees Van Gool, University of Technology Sydney and Jane Hall, University of Technology Sydney discuss some important policy considerations a Shorten government would need to plan for to ensure their A$2.3 billion package to provide free medical scans and specialist consultations for cancer patients, plus automatic listing of new cancer therapies on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) once they’re recommended by the nation’s expert advisory panel, provides optimal care, improves patient outcomes, and does actually reduce out-of-pocket costs.Read more →