Victorian Translation Centres Collaborative COVID-19 Healthcare Recovery Initiative
The three Victorian Research Translation Centres, the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH), Monash Partners and Western Alliance, have formed a collaborative to research and translate evidence to improve the health of Victorians.
The Department of Health and Human Services is currently pursuing a whole of Victorian Government COVID-19 system reform and recovery plan, to prevent and mitigate adverse consequences of the pandemic, restoring systems and services, and reform and improve system performance and sustainability.
The Victorian Collaborative Healthcare Recovery Initiative proposal has been awarded $800,000 within the Government’s recent $8 million funding announcement for research relating to the impacts of COVID-19.
Under the direction of a collaborative Executive Committee and a Project Steering Committee, we will undertake commissioned projects determined by community, health service and government priorities, to restore systems and services, and improve system performance, informed by the Learning Health System Framework. The committees will also work together to position the state-wide collaboration for future partnership and impact opportunities.
Working with partner organisations across western Victoria, Western Alliance aims to deliver improved regional health outcomes of national significance.
Western Alliance provides financial and in-kind support for start-up health and medical research, research training opportunities, meetings and discussion forums for health professionals and academic researchers who wish to collaborate.
Our major event is the Annual Symposium, which encourages health professionals, researchers, educators, policy makers and community representatives to share and discuss successes and advances in improving regional health outcomes, particularly in western Victoria.