The Association's Corporate member, the HCF Research Foundation has just published its "Year in Review 2016".
2016 has been an exciting year for the HCF Research Foundation, with the announcement of a new international strategic alliance with the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) to develop standardised healthcare outcome measures. The aim of this partnership is to drive improvements in health outcomes for all Australians.
The HCF Research Foundation is working with ICHOM to develop two new health outcome measures:
- Pregnancy and Childbirth: to focuson achieving the best outcome atchildbirth for both the mother andher newborn
- Oral Health Care: our future focus to support overall health and wellbeing. There is growing evidence that poor oral health can result in poor general health and even increase the chance of chronic illness.
They are also funding implementation research to drive improvements for people with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee, using ICHOM-developed tools.
On top of this exciting partnership, inFY2016 we continued our successful partnerships with:
- The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
- The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre
- The George Institute for Global Health
- Professor Adam Elshaug, HCF Research Foundation Principal Research Fellow and international expert in identifying and reducing low-value health care.
This year they also managed to fund a further 10 teams to undertake health services research.
The most recent grant recipients hail from around the nation and their projects have the potential to positively impact Australians of all ages and life stages. Projects include a low-cost accessible online program aimed at improving the mental wellbeing of women experiencing depression or anxiety during the perinatal period, through to research that addresses variations in cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator implantation complication sin Australian hospitals.
You can view the full report here.
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