Grants-in-Aid 2014 round

Funding support

Following the Call for Expressions of Interest in 2014, the following research projects were funded by Western Alliance, for commencement in 2015:

  • SEA Change: Preventing childhood obesity within the Great South Coast, beginning with Portland (Allender et al.) $100,000
  • Integrating alcohol and drug prevention and treatment services in western Victoria: A community wide approach to reducing harm (Toumbourou et al.) $80,000
  • Ageing, chronic disease and injury (ACDI) in western Victoria: Opportunities to improve health delivery (Pasco et al.) $100,000

Collaborative support

Improving the primary prevention of heart disease in rural and regional populations: A Practice Nurse-led absolute risk assessment clinic: This HeartsFirst Study, led by Dr John Rolley, was a pilot project undertaken in the Great South Coast sub-region.