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ACCHSAboriginal Community Controlled Health ServicesThe Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) is a primary health care service which is initiated and operated by the local Aboriginal community. ACCHS goal is to deliver holistic and appropriate health care to the community which controls it (through a locally elected Board of Management). Aboriginal communities operate over 150 ACCHSs/AMSs across Australia. They range from large multi-functional services employing several medical practitioners and providing a wide range of services, to small services without medical practitioners, which rely on Aboriginal health workers and/or nurses to provide the bulk of primary care services, often with a preventive, health education focus.
ACEBACAustralian Centre for Evidence Based Aged CareThe Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care is providing evidence-based care of older people.
ACEMAustralasian College for Emergency MedicineThe Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) is the not-for-profit organisation responsible for training emergency physicians and advancement of professional standards in emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand. Its principal role is oversight of emergency medicine specialist training through the setting of standards and administration of assessment to ensure that trainees meet these standards.
ACERAustralian Council for Educational ResearchThe Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), established in 1930, is an independent educational research organisation. ACER provides learning tools for students, develops and manages a range of testing and assessment services for the Australian education community, and conducts research and analysis in the education sector.
ACERHAustralian Centre for Economic Research on HealthThe Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health is an independent research centre that was established in 2005 as Australia's first inter-university centre for health economics. It comprises research staff and students at two of Australia’s universities: The Australian National University and The University of Queensland
ACGRAustralian Competitive Grants RegisterThe Australian Competitive Grants Register lists schemes that provide competitive research grants to higher education providers (HEP).
ACHIAustralian College of Health InformaticsThe Australasian College of Health Informatics is the professional body for Health Informatics in the Asia-Pacific Region. ACHI sets standards for education and professional practice in Health Informatics, supports initiatives, facilitates collaboration and mentors the community.
ACHPERAustralian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc.The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc. (ACHPER) is professional association representing teachers and other professionals working in the fields of health and physical education. ACHPER is a member based, not-for-profit organisation with a purpose to promote active and healthy living for all Australians through education and professional practice.
ACHRAustralian Centre for Health ResearchThe Australian Centre for Health Research was established in 2005 to contribute to the development of a better health system in Australia. It aims to achieve this goal through commissioning and publishing research, promoting public discussion, influencing health policy formulation and supporting causes that have the potential to improve health delivery for all Australians.
ACHSAustralian Council on Health Care StandardsThe Australian Council on Health Care Standards is independent, not-for-profit organisation and accreditation provider dedicated to continually improving the quality of health care in Australia.
ACHSMAustralasian College of Health Service ManagementThe Australasian College of Health Service Management is a professional body for health managers in Australasia for creating, developing and supporting the leaders and managers of the health system. ACHSM is an incorporated not-for-profit charity with approximately 2500 members.
ACIPCAustralian College for Infection Prevention and ControlThe Australian College for Infection Prevention and Control is the peak body for Infection Prevention and Control professionals in the Australasian region. ACIPC is supporting the professional practice of infection prevention and control professionals by providing them with support, networking, knowledge and up to date information relevant to their area of practice.
ACIRAustralian Childhood Immunisation RegisterThe Australian Childhood Immunisation Register is a national register that records vaccinations given to children under 7 years of age.
ACITHAustralian Centre for International and Tropical HealthThe Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health (ACITH) is a teaching, research and engagement facility with aims to improve the health of populations in Australia and globally through education, research and service by the provision of courseworks and research degree courses in global and tropical public health for Australian students, students from tropical developing countries and other students with a strong interest in these areas.
ACOSSAustralian Council of Social ServicesThe Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is an Australian advocacy group, formed in 1956, that represents the interests of organisations and individuals engaged in social welfare in Australia. ACOSS is active in areas of social policy that are of interest or benefit to these organisations and individuals, mainly social security and social service matters.
ACPMHAustralian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental HealthThe Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health at the University of Melbourne undertakes trauma related research, policy advice, service development and education. ACPMH helps organisations and health professionals who work with people affected by traumatic events.
ACQOLAustralian Centre on Quality of LifeThe Australian Centre on Quality of Life has a mission to facilitate research into quality of life, to serve as a resource for both researchers and students, gather knowledge and expertise related to both theoretical and applied areas and also to facilitate research links with industry, government and the community.
ACREUArthritis Community Research & Evaluation UnitThe Arthritis Community Research & Evaluation Unit (ACREU) was founded in 1991 as an interdisciplinary research unit. ACREU’s mission is to ameliorate the adverse impact of arthritis on individuals, their families and in the population, through a comprehensive program of applied health services research concerned with the delivery of care to people with chronic disabling disorders using arthritis as a model.
ACRRMAustralian College of Rural and Remote MedicineThe Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is one of two colleges accredited by the Australian Medical Council for setting professional medical standards for training, assessment, certification and continuing professional development in the specialty of general practice. It also plays an important role in supporting junior doctors and medical students considering a career in rural general practice.
SCCASkin Cancer College AustralasiaThe Skin Cancer College Australasia is a not-for-profit organisation which provides general practitioners, skin cancer doctors and practice nurses with direct access to the latest knowledge and practical skills to improve the identification and treatment of skin cancer. SCCA is representing and supporting primary care skin cancer practitioners in Australasia.
ACSOAustralian Community Support OrganisationThe Australian Community Support Organisation is helping people with transition from prison, assists them in the community, stoping them from re-offending and intervene to divert others from committing crime. It also offers innovative services responding to mental illness, disability, homelessness and substance use.
ACSQHCAustralian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health CareThe Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is a government agency that leads and coordinates national improvements in safety and quality in health care across Australia. ACSQHC aims to support healthcare professionals, organisations and policy makers who work with patients and carers.
ACTMLACT Medicare LocalThe ACT Medicare Local formed in August 2011, is a not for profit member organisation. ACTML builds on the strength of the ACT Division of General Practice to include primary health care professional and community members, with the responsibility of improving the patient journey through better coordination and integration of services, identifying the health needs and service gaps for local communities, and working in partnership to meet these needs.
ACUAustralian Catholic UniversityThe Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a public not-for-profit university funded by the Australian Government and it explores cultural, social, ethical and religious issues through the lens of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. It has seven campuses and offers programs in four faculties throughout Australia.
ACYSAustralian Clearinghouse for Youth StudiesThe Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies is a not-for-profit organisation funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). The clearinghouse synthesises a range of resources in the youth studies field to provide material that is useful for policymakers, practitioners and youth work/youth studies students. It supplies information about youth research, policy and practice in the form of research papers, abstracts, news articles, book reviews, peak news and other products that are edited for a multi-disciplinary audience.
ADACAboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA Inc)The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council provides responses to a range of state and national committees and strategies, helps communities deal with the problems associated with substance misuse, develops health promotional materials, undertakes research on its own and in collaboration with various universities and key national research organisations.
ADEAAustralian Diabetes Educators AssociationThe Australian Diabetes Educators Association was formed in 1981 and is organisation for health care professionals providing diabetes education and care. ADEA actively promotes evidenced-based best practice diabetes education to ensure optimal health and well being for all people affected by, and at risk of, diabetes. It also accredits post graduate courses in diabetes education and management across Australia and sets standards and develops guidelines for the practice of diabetes education.
ADFAustralian Drug FoundationThe Australian Drug Foundation, established in 1959 is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation based in Melbourne, Australia. The ADF's work is inclusive of both legal and illegal drugs on a national level and focuses on primary and secondary prevention. The ADF is made up of a number of directorates that each aim to prevent drug problems, as opposed to treating existing problem users.
ADINAustralian Drug Information NetworkThe Australian Drug Information Network is alcohol and drug search directory. ADIN provides reliable information on alcohol, other drugs and mental health, links to treatment services, research, statistics, guidelines, journals, policy, campaigns, events, curriculum, professional development opportunities and more.
ADMAAustralian Disease Management AssociationThe Australian Disease Management Association provides a forum and advocacy for the disease management industry to promote programs which improve chronic condition outcomes and quality of life and reduce acute healthcare utilisation and costs. The not-for-profit association represents all stakeholders in the industry and educates healthcare organisations, providers, funders and healthcare policy makers on disease management.
AEAAustralasian Epidemiological AssociationThe Australasian Epidemiological Association was founded in 1987. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in epidemiology. AEA organises an Annual Scientific Meeting and produces a journal called the "Australasian Epidemiologist" for members.
AFAOAustralian Federation of AIDS OrganisationsThe Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations is the national federation for the HIV community response. AFAO provides leadership, coordination and support to Australia’s policy, advocacy and health promotion response to HIV. It also contributes to the development of effective policy and programmatic responses to HIV/AIDS at the global level, particularly in the Asia Pacific.
AFMHSAdolescent Forensic Mental Health ServiceNorth Queensland Adolescent Forensic Mental Health Service provide a range of services to support young people who are involved with the Juvenile Justice System, or who are at risk of such involvement, to access mental health and ATODS treatment services. The catchment area includes the Townsville Hospital and Health Service area and the contiguous Health Service areas which include North West to the west, Cairns and Hinterland, and Cape York to the north and Mackay to the south.
AFMWAustralian Federation of Medical WomenThe Australian Federation of Medical Women offers members, colleagues and the community access to the collective knowledge and experiences of medical women. AFMW seeks to ensure equity and equality for women doctors to achieve their potential throughout all stages of their professional and personal lives. AFMW is a not for profit, non government organisation that seeks to improve the health of all Australians, especially the health of women and children.
AFPAustralian Family PhysicianThe Australian Family Physician is a peer reviewed medical journal published by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. The journal was first published in 1956 as the Annals of General Practice, changing its name to Australian Family Physician in 1971. AFP aims to provide relevant evidence based information to Australian GPs to assist them in providing the quality patient care.
AFPHMAustralasian Faculty of Public Health MedicineThe Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine is a Faculty of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. It aims to achieve a high standard of population health through the practice of public health medicine, the training and continuing professional development for members, the promotion of public debate on matters of public health importance and the encouragement of public health research.
AGPALAustralian General Practice Accreditation LimitedThe Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited is a provider of accreditation and related quality improvement services to general practices. Established in 1997, AGPAL is a not-for-profit organisation committed to delivering dedicated support services to general practice, medical deputising services, after-hours services, Aboriginal medical services and Royal Flying Doctor services
AGPNAustralian General Practice Network (formerly ADGP)The Australian General Practice Network, is a not for profit, membership based organisation which promotes health and well-being of Australians through General Practice organisations, practices and practitioners and by acting as an advocacy agency for General Practitioners within Australia is ensuring their involvement in local and national health system policy, planning, implementation and evaluation.
AGPTAustralian General Practice TrainingThe Australian General Practice Training program provides vocational training for medical graduates wishing to specialise in general practice. The two endpoints of the AGPT program are the Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) and the Fellowship of the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).
AH&MRCAboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSWThe Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales is representative body of Aboriginal communities on health in NSW. It represents its members, the Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHS) that deliver culturally appropriate comprehensive primary health care to their communities. The AH&MRC also operates a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) under the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) legislation.
AHCRAAustralian Health Care Reform AllianceThe Australian Health Care Reform Alliance is focussing on increasing the focus on prevention, consumer participation and action to meet the needs of some identified vulnerable population groups, including people with intellectual disabilities. AHCRA has five key priorities: to create consumer/citizen centred system, to continue closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, to build primary health care and prevention as the core of the health system, to focus on more effective prevention of ill-health and promotion of well-being by consideration of the social determinants of health and to create a Health Care Waste Commission.
AHCSAAboriginal Health Council of South AustraliaThe Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia is representing Aboriginal health and alcohol and other drug use services, and Aboriginal health advisory committees in South Australia, both at a state and national level. AHCSA primary role is to be the 'health voice' for all Aboriginal peoples in South Australia. This is achieved by advocating for the community and supporting workers with appropriate Aboriginal health programs. A resource library is also maintained for use by the community and general public.
AHCWAAboriginal Health Council of Western AustraliaThe Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) replaced the Western Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (WAACCHO) as the peak body for 19 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in Western Australia (WA). AHCWA aims to lead the development of Aboriginal health policy, influence and monitor performance across the health sector, advocate for and support community development and capacity building in Aboriginal communities, support the continued development of ACCHS and build the workforce capacity to improve the health, social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people in WA.
AHHAAustralian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (formerly AHA)The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is the independent peak membership body and advocate for the Australian healthcare system and a national voice for universally accessible, high quality healthcare in Australia. The AHHA is positioned to facilitate collaboration between clinicians, academics, policy makers, administrators and politicians. AHHA's primary role is to uphold and improve Australia's public healthcare sector.
AHICAustralian Health Information CouncilThe Australian Health Information Council is advising Health ministers via the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) and the National Health Information Group (NHIG) on long term directions and issues for information management in health care, especially from an industry or end-user's perspective. It provides independent expert advice to help inform decision-makers about national health information management priorities - noting that AHIC itself is not a decision-making body.
AHIPAustralian Health Inequities ProgramThe Australian Health Inequities Program is a program addressing social and economic determinants of health which aims to build capacity in multidisciplinary population health work by increasing understanding of the complex social, economic and environmental factors that contribute to health inequities and to improve policy, program and practice designed to reduce these inequities.
AHMAustralian Health ManagementThe Australian Health Management has merged with one of Australia’s largest health insurance funds, Medibank in 2009, and it provides health insurance packages.
AHMACAustralian Health Ministers' Advisory CouncilThe Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council plays an important role in the inter-jurisdictional management of key health reform areas during the implementation of national health reform. It provides a forum for Governments to address issues of mutual interest under the new health care arrangements and share best practice approaches, particularly with regard to health system management.
AHMLAustralian Healthcare Messaging LaboratoryThe Australian Healthcare Messaging Laboratory is globally accredited on-line testing laboratory for the technical evaluation and certification of electronic messages in healthcare applications.
AHOCAustralian Health Outcomes CollaborationThe Australian Health Outcomes Collaboration is part of the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI) at the University of Wollongong and is co-located with the Centre for Advances in Epidemiology and Information Technology (CAEIT) at The Canberra Hospital in Woden, ACT, Australia. AHOC maintains an active network of collaborators in health outcomes research, facilitates health outcomes research throughout Australasia, provides advice on the selection of measures for health outcomes and organises national and international conferences and seminars on health outcomes.
AHPAAllied Health Professions AustraliaThe Allied Health Professions Australia is the recognised national body representing and advocating for the role of allied health professions in Australia providing unified and effective advice to government and key stake holders to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.
AHPRAAustralian Health Practitioner Regulation AgencyThe Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is the organisation responsible for the implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme across Australia. AHPRA works with 14 National Health Practitioner Boards in implementing the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
AHRQAgency for Healthcare Research and QualityThe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, is one of twelve agencies within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AHRQ mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and work within the U.S.
AHSAustralian Hearing ServicesThe Australian Hearing provides hearing services to clients eligible under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. AHS is the nation’s leading hearing specialist and largest provider of Government funded hearing services. It was established by the Australian Government in 1947.
AIATSISAustralian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander StudiesThe Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies is the national research and collecting institution for information and research about the cultures and societies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, past and present.
AIATSIS undertakes and encourages scholarly, ethical community-based research and have their own publishing house, Aboriginal Studies Press. AIATSIS holds a collection of films, photographs, video and audio recordings and the world’s largest collections of printed and other resource materials for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
AIDAAustralian Indigenous Doctor's AssociationThe Australian Indigenous Doctor's Association is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to the pursuit of leadership, partnership and scholarship in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, education and workforce. AIDA advocates for improvements in Indigenous health in Australia and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to work in medicine by supporting Indigenous students and doctors.
AIFSAustralian Institute of Family StudiesThe Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is an Australian Government statutory agency in the Department of Social Services. It is located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its role is to conduct research and communicate findings that affect family wellbeing to policy makers, service providers and the broader community.
AIHIAustralian Institute of Health InnovationThe Australian Institute of Health Innovation is investigating many aspects of health care relevant for national and international research communities, governments, policymakers, providers of health services, managers, clinicians, patients and the community. The Institute comprises the Centres of Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS), Health Informatics (CHI) and Health Systems and Safety Research (CHSSR).
AIHWAustralian Institute of Health and WelfareThe Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is Australia's national agency for information and statistics on Australia’s health and welfare. Statistics and data developed by the AIHW are used extensively to inform discussion and policy decisions on health, community services and housing assistance. A fundamental aim of the Institute is to promote consistency among national, state and territory statistics, in order to produce comprehensive national data.
AIIAAustralian Information Industry AssociationThe Australian Information Industry Association is the representative body and advocacy group for the ICT industry in Australia. For over 35 years AIIA mission has been to advocate, promote, represent and grow the ICT industry in Australia. AIIA represents over 400 member organisations nationally, including global brands, international companies, national companies, and a large number of ICT SMEs.
AIPAAustralian Indigenous Psychologists AssociationThe Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association is the national body representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychologists in Australia. AIPA is committed to improving the social and emotional well-being and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by leading the change required to deliver competent psychological care which respects and promotes their cultural integrity.
AIPCAAustralian Institute for Primary Care and AgeingThe Australian Institute for Primary Care and Ageing is a Centre within the College of Science, Health and Engineering. Through research, consultancy and educational activities the AIPCA advances knowledge and promotes quality improvement and consumer driven, evidence based practice in all areas of primary health, community health and aged care.
AIRMedMonash University - Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory MedicineThe Central Clinical School’s (CCS) Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRMed) has a comprehensive spectrum of expertise in advanced lung diseases including asthma, lung transplantation, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, COPD and sleep disordered breathing, allergy and clinical immunology. AIRMed integrates clinical services with extensive human and experimental research programs, linking senior clinician scientists, bench scientists, allied health professionals, primary care physicians and the community
AJPHAustralian Journal of Primary HealthThe Australian Journal of Primary Health integrates the theory and practise of community health services and primary health care. The journal publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed research, reviews, policy reports and analyses from around the world. Articles cover a range of issues influencing community health services and primary health care, particularly comprehensive primary health care research, evidence-based practice (excluding discipline-specific clinical interventions) and primary health care policy issues.
AJRHAustralian Journal of Rural HealthThe Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) is a multidisciplinary refereed journal published on behalf of NRHA by Wiley Blackwell both in hardcopy and online. Since its inception in 1992, AJRH has contributed to the publication of research reports and expert opinion on rural and remote health. The AJRH is published six times a year.
ALMAAustralian Lifestyle Medicine AssociationThe Lifestyle Medicine Association is supporting Australians in the active management, treatment and prevention of lifestyle related diseases. ALMA was initially established to provide for the needs and education of GPs and Allied Professionals accredited to provide services under the Medicare Team Care Arrangement (TCA).
ALMAAustralian Lesbian Medical AssociationThe Australian Lesbian Medical Association was founded in 1999 for lesbian doctors, lesbian medical students and their partners. ALMA provides a supportive network to its members through advocacy, mentoring and social activities. It also advances the visibility of lesbian doctors and lesbian health issues.
ALSWHAustralian Longitudinal Study on Women's HealthThe Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health is a longitudinal survey of over 40,000 women in three cohorts who were aged 18-23, 45-50 and 70-75 when surveys began in 1996. ALSWH assesses women’s physical and mental health, as well as psychosocial aspects of health (such as socio-demographic and lifestyle factors) and their use of health services. The study is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and is scheduled to continue until at least 2016.
AMAAustralian Medical Association LimitedThe Australian Medical Association (AMA) is membership organisation representing registered medical practitioners and medical students of Australia. The AMA exists to promote and protect the professional interests of doctors and the health care needs of patients and communities.
AMA (SA)Australian Medical Association (SA)The Australian Medical Association (South Australia) Limited is the South Australian branch of the AMA. Membership is open to South Australian medical practitioners. South Australian medical students may also join the AMA(SA) as student members, and can apply to become full members upon graduation.
AMA (WA)Australian Medical Association, WAThe Australian Medical Association (WA) is the largest independent professional organisation for medical practitioners and medical students in the State, representing doctors across the public and private sectors, ranging from residents and registrars through to specialists and general practitioners.
AMA VictoriaAustralian Medical Association VictoriaAs the peak body representing Victorian doctors, Australian Medical Association Victoria exists to provide services, advice, representation and professional support to members and to improve health services and the health of Victorians. Member-funded, AMA Victoria is a not-for-profit, independent, professional association.
AMCAustralian Medical CouncilThe Australian Medical Council is an independent national standards and assessment body for medical education and training. AMC main task is to ensure that standards of education, training and assessment of the medical profession promote and protect the health of the Australian community.
AML AllianceAustralian Medicare Local AllianceThe Australian Medicare Local Alliance is a national, government funded, non-profit company. It was established in 2012 to spearhead an organised system for primary health care across the country, through a network of independent companies called Medicare Locals (MLs). These regional primary health care organisations play a key role in planning and coordinating primary health care services for their respective populations.
AMSANTAboriginal Medical Service Alliance Northern TerritoryThe Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory is the peak body for Aboriginal community controlled primary health services in the Northern Territory of Australia. AMSANT advocates for high quality primary health care services that meet the needs of Aboriginal communities. It is an independent, not for profit organisation and receives funding from the Australian Government, the Northern Territory Government and from a range of charities and non government organisations, including the Fred Hollows Foundation.
ANAOAustralian National Audit OfficeThe Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) is the national auditor for the Parliament of Australia and Government of Australia. It reports directly to the Australian Parliament via the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate. ANAO is a specialist public sector practice providing a full range of audit and assurance services to the Parliament and Commonwealth public sector agencies and statutory bodies.
ANCCHAustralian National Consultative Committee on Health The Australian National Consultative Committee on Health represents the major ICT industry players and other stakeholder groups. The ANCCH contributes to the debate around the public and private health agenda in Australia with a view to promote and realise better patient health outcomes through the application of changes to process, and the interaction of technology to improve efficiency, safety and productivity.
AN-SNAPAustralian National Sub-Acute and Non-Acute PatientThe Australian National Subacute and Non-Acute Patient classification system was selected by IHPA as the ABF classification system to be used for subacute and non-acute care. The AN-SNAP classification was developed as a casemix classification for subacute and non-acute care patients
ANUAustralian National University - Medical SchoolThe Australian National University - Medical School offers a fully accredited four-year Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) (Medicinae ac Chirurgiae Doctoranda). The integrated curriculum addresses four themes: Medical Sciences, Clinical Skills, Population Health, and Professionalism and Leadership.
ANZBCTGAustralia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials GroupThe Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group is one of the longest established breast cancer research groups in the world. It is the largest independent, oncology clinical trials research group in Australia and New Zealand and for more than 35 years has conducted clinical trials for the treatment, prevention and cure of breast cancer. The ANZBCTG pursues a policy in its clinical trials program of evaluating treatment efficacy (is there scientific evidence that a treatment works); quality of life (how well do patients tolerate a new treatment); and cost effectiveness (how affordable is the new treatment for the community).
ANZDATAAustralia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry The Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry collects a wide range of statistics which relate to the outcomes of treatment of those with end stage renal failure. The main results are published in an annual report, with interim analyses and publications occurring throughout the year. The between-report publications are often conference papers, or small scale research projects designed to answer specific questions.
ANZODAustralian and New Zealand Organ Donation RegistryThe Australian and New Zealand Organ Donation Registry, since its inception in 1989 in Australia and 1993 in New Zealand, continues to record and report on organ donation within Australia and New Zealand. The ANZOD reports monthly on its web site, the numbers of deceased organ donors and the number of recipients benefiting from donation. An annual report is also produced for download on health outcomes of donation and how Australia and New Zealand compares international outcomes in organ donation and transplantation.
ANZSPMAustralian and New Zealand Society of Palliative MedicineThe Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine is a specialty medical society that facilitates professional development and support for its members and promotes the practice of palliative medicine. ANZSPM members are medical practitioners who provide care for people with a life threatening illness.
AOPAAustralian Orthotic Prosthetic AssociationThe Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association is the peak professional body representing orthotist/prosthetists within Australia with a mission to promote the training, education and professional status of orthotist/prosthetists throughout Australia. AOPA members are qualified orthotist/prosthetists employed throughout public and private sectors within Australia. AOPA currently has 398 members and those practicing represent 80% of the profession nationally.
APAAustralian Patients AssociationThe Australian Patients Association is an independent not-for-profit organisation established to promote and protect the rights and interests of patients, and improve overall patient outcomes. APA also seeks to educate patients about their rights and choices, as well as supporting patients in need.
APCCAustralian Primary Care CollaborativesThe Australian Primary Care Collaboratives Program helps general practitioners (GPs) and primary health care providers work together to improve patient clinical outcomes, reduce lifestyle risk factors, help maintain good health for those with chronic and complex conditions and also promote a culture of quality improvement in primary health care.
APCRC-QAustralian Prostate Cancer Research Centre - QueenslandThe Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre – Queensland is a dedicated, disease-specific national prostate cancer research centre based in Brisbane. The APCRC – Q was established in 2008 as a joint initiative between Queensland University of Technology's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and the Princess Alexandra Hospital. APCRC-Q is focused exclusively on prostate cancer, and are a hub for prostate cancer research in Brisbane.
APCReNAustralian Primary Care Research NetworkThe Australian Primary Care Research Network is a national support service for Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs) across Australia. APCReN is housed at The University of Melbourne, in the General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre. The Australian Association for Academic Primary Care (AAAPC) established APCReN in 2013 with funding from the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI).
APHCRIAustralian Primary Health Care Research InstituteThe Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute was established at The Australian National University (ANU) in 2003 as part of the Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. APHCRI is improving the quality and effectiveness of primary health care through the conduct of high quality priority-driven research and the support and promotion of best practice. It focuses on important sectoral questions relating to the organisation, financing, delivery and performance of primary health care, including its interaction with public health and the secondary and tertiary health care sectors.
APSADAustralian Professional Society on Alcohol and other DrugsThe Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol & other Drugs is the Asia Pacific's leading multidisciplinary organisation for professionals involved in the alcohol and other drug field. APSAD is dedicated to increasing the profile of the issues related to the use of alcohol and other drugs, through the dissemination of information from the wide range of professions involved in this field. It also provides a network of drug and alcohol professionals in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific.
APSFAustralian Patient and Safety FoundationThe Australian Patient Safety Foundation is a non-profit independent organisation dedicated to the advancement of patient safety. The APSF has provided leadership in the reduction of harm to patients in all healthcare environments since 1988. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, the APSF works with Commonwealth and State governments, researchers, professional organisations, Colleges, healthcare professionals and consumers at the national and international level to improve outcomes for patients.
ARACYAustralian Research Alliance for Children & YouthThe Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth is promoting evidence-based programs and strategies in order to improve the wellbeing of children and young people. ARACY aims to facilitate collective action by translating evidence into what it means for policy and practice, and advocating for evidenced-informed prevention strategies to improve child and youth health and wellbeing.
ACIAgency for Clinical InnovationThe Agency for Clinical Innovation works with clinicians, consumers and managers to design and promote better healthcare for NSW.
ARCPOHAustralian Research Centre for Population Oral Health The Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health is oral health research body undertaking dental research and also provides a broad range of dental and oral health statistics for Australia. ARCPOH was established at The University of Adelaide in 2001 to undertake research and research training in population oral health.
ARCSHSAustralian Research Centre in Sex, Health and SocietyThe Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society is a centre for social research into sexuality, health, and the social dimensions of human relationships. It works collaboratively and in partnership with communities, community-based organisations, government and professionals in relevant fields to produce research that promotes positive change in policy, practice and people’s lives. ARCSHS specialises in community-focused, multi-disciplinary research. It works with marginalised and difficult-to-reach communities.
AR-DRGAustralian Refined Diagnosis Related GroupsAustralian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups is an Australian admitted patient classification system which provides a clinically meaningful way of relating the number and type of patients treated in a hospital to the resources required by the hospital. Each AR-DRG represents a class of patients with similar clinical conditions requiring similar hospital services. The classification categorises acute admitted patient episodes of care into groups with similar conditions and similar usage of hospital resources, using information in the hospital morbidity record such as the diagnoses, procedures and demographic characteristics of the patient.
ARHENAustralian Rural Health Education NetworkThe Australian Rural Health Education Network, an incorporated company, was established in 2001 and is the peak body for the 11 University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH) which are located in every State and the NT. ARHEN is focused on expanding and enhancing the rural and remote health workforce through multidisciplinary education and training, research, professional support and service development.
ARIAAccessibility Remoteness Index of AustraliaARIA and its successors ARIA+ and ARIA++, are indexes of remoteness derived from measures of road distances between populated localities and Service Centres. These road distance measures are then used to generate a remoteness score for any location in Australia. ARIA+ is a continuous varying index with values ranging from 0 (high accessibility) to 15 (high remoteness), based on road distance measurements from over 12,000 populated localities to the nearest Service Centres in five categories based on population size.
AROAgeing Research OnlineAgeing Research Online provides access to information on ageing research, including relevant policy responses and research initiatives.
ASERNIP-SAustralian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - SurgicalThe mission of the Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical is to provide quality and timely assessments of new and emerging surgical technologies and techniques. Provided services include full and rapid systematic reviews, technology overviews of the peer-reviewed literature, the establishment and facilitation of clinical and research audits or studies and the assessment of new and emerging techniques and technologies by horizon scanning.
ASHMAustralasian Society for HIV MedicineThe Australasian Society for HIV Medicine is a peak organisation of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections. ASHM is a professional, not-for-profit, member based organisation. It supports its members, sector partners and collaborators to generate knowledge and action in clinical management, research, education, policy and advocacy in Australasia and internationally.
ASMIAustralian Self Medication IndustryThe Australian Self Medication Industry is the peak body representing companies involved in the manufacture and distribution of consumer healthcare products in Australia. Since its establishment in 1974, the Association has focussed its efforts on supporting the progress and development of the Self Care products industry, including both OTCs and complementary products.
AWASHAustralian Division of World Action on Salt and HealthThe Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health is a growing network of individuals and organisations concerned with salt and its detrimental effects on health. AWASH is the Australian arm of the global WASH group (World Action on Salt and Health).
AWCHAssociation for the Wellbeing of Children in HealthcareThe Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare is a non-profit organisation of parents, professionals and community members who work together to ensure the emotional and social needs of children, adolescents and their families are recognised and met within hospitals and the health care system in Australia. AWCH mission is to provide best possible healthcare for children and young people.
AWHNAustralian Women's Health NetworkThe Australian Women’s Health Network is a health promotion advocacy organisation that provides a national voice on women’s health. Through the application of a social view of health, it provides a woman-centred analysis of all models of health and medical care and research. AWHN has representatives from across Australia in all States and Territories with a membership base of 153 organisations and individuals.
BEACHBettering the Evaluation and Care of HealthThe Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health Program continuously collects information about the clinical activities in general practice in Australia including characteristics of the GPs, patients seen, reasons people seek medical care and problems managed. The BEACH database currently includes about 1,600,000 GP-patient encounter records. It uses a cross-sectional, paper based data collection system developed and validated over 30 years at the University of Sydney.
BHCBetter Health ChannelThe Better Health Channel provides health and medical information regularly reviewed and locally relevant. BHC is fully funded by the State Government of Victoria (Australia). BHC provides health and medical information to help individuals and their communities improve their health and wellbeing.
BJGPThe British Journal of General PracticeThe British Journal of General Practice publishes research, news and views, debate and analysis, and clinical guidance relevant to GPs at all stages of their careers since 1953.
BMABritish Medical AssociationThe British Medical Association is the professional association and registered trade union for doctors in the United Kingdom. The association does not regulate or certify doctors, a responsibility which lies with the General Medical Council. BMA mission is to promote the medical and allied sciences, and to maintain the honour and interests of the medical profession.
BMJBritish Medical JournalThe British Medical Journal is a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal. It is one of the world's oldest general medical journals. Originally called the British Medical Journal, the title was officially shortened to BMJ in 1988, and then changed to The BMJ in 2014. The journal is published by BMJ Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Medical Association.
BMRIBrain and Mind Research InstituteThe University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Research Institute was established to reduce the burden of disease due to brain and mind disorders through interdisciplinary, collaborative, basic, translational and clinical research, education and clinical services. BMRI aims to develop new procedures, technologies and medicines and to provide immediate access to the most advanced treatments for mental and neurological disorders, thereby contributing to the prevention or cure of these common, disabling disorders.
CAACarers Association of AustraliaThe Carers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s carers, advocating on behalf of Australia’s carers to influence policies and services at a national level. It works collaboratively with partners and its member organisations, the network of state and territory Carers Associations, to deliver a range of essential national carer services. CAA aims to improve the health, wellbeing, resilience and financial security of carer and to ensure that caring is a shared responsibility of family, community and governement.
CAMHSChild and Adolescent Mental Health ServicesThe Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are specialist NHS services. CAMHS offers assessment and treatment when children and young people have emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
CAPRAChild Abuse Prevention Research AustraliaThe Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia is a strategic collaboration between the Australian Childhood Foundation and the Monash Injury Research Institute, Monash University. CAPRA develops evidence to support policy and practice, and material to educate the community on how to identify and deal with child abuse.
CARPACentral Australia Rural Practitioners AssociationThe Central Australia Rural Practitioners Association is involved in Primary Health Care and the education, training and support of health practitioners at all levels. CARPA is a loosely structured, voluntary organisation with a main objective to provide, maintain and update a standard treatment manual for use in central and northern Australian practice
CBRCCCentre for Behavioural Research in Cancer ControlThe Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control researches the behavioural, environmental and structural factors related to the prevention and early detection of cancer.
CCECentre for Clinical EffectivenessThe Centre for Clinical Effectiveness is an evidence-based practice support unit that encourages and supports health professionals, managers and policy makers to use the best available evidence to improve healthcare. CCE provides information, expertise and resources to assist health service personnel in getting evidence from research into everyday clinical practice and evaluating the effect on patient care.
CCEBCentre for Clinical Epidemiology and BiostatisticsThe Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics provides national and international education programs in public health for health professionals and the promotion and delivery of trans-disciplinary research into health and health care. CCEB is a multi-disciplinary centre situated within the School of Medicine and Public Health, part of the Faculty of Health and Medicine within the University of Newcastle and provides the majority of the School's postgraduate curricula and research in public health.
CCIAChildren's Cancer Institute AustraliaThe Children's Cancer Institute is independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to putting an end to childhood cancer. CCIA services include banking of human tumour specimens, fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS), microscopy, live cell imaging, proteomic analysis and real-time PCR analysis.
CCNetCochrane Consumer NetworkThe Cochrane Consumer Network primary role is to get healthcare consumers involved in the production of Cochrane Systematic Reviews.
CCPCCentral Coast Primary CareThe Central Coast NSW Medicare Local was formed on 1 July 2012 and it is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. The strategic objectives for the CCNSWML include improving the patient journey through developing integrated and coordinated services, providing support to Clinicians and service providers to improve patient care, identifying the health needs of local areas and development of locally focused and responsive services.
CCRETMonash Centre of Cardiovascular Research & Education in TherapeuticsThe mission of the Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics is to improve clinical outcomes at the individual and community level through the use of evidence, based on high-quality clinical research. CCRET currently runs a number of national and international trials and manages the databases of a number of large clinical registries through Clinical Informatics and Data Management Unit (CIDMU).
CDAPCentre for Drug and Alcohol ProgramsThe Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs provides the latest in effective treatment for drug, alcohol and substance addiction, while working to advance current knowledge about the treatment of substance abuse through basic and clinical research. It also serves as a training center for future addictions scientists and clinicians.
CDCBCommunicable Diseases Control BranchThe Communicable Disease Control Branch is part of the Public Health and Clinical Systems Division and aims to reduce the incidences of communicable and infectious diseases in South Australian. The Branch comprises of the following sections: Specialist Services, Sexually Transmissible Infection & Blood Borne Virus Section, Disease Surveillance and Investigation, Immunisation, Infection Control Services, and Data and Corporate Services.
CDDHVCentre for Developmental Disability HealthThe Centre for Developmental Disability Health is an academic unit established in 1998 by the Victorian State Government to improve health outcomes for people with developmental disabilities. CDDHV works with mainstream healthcare providers to build professional level understanding in relation to the health and healthcare issues of people with disabilities. CDDHV aim is to build the capacity of mainstream health services to optimise health, function and wellbeing and therefore to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities.
CEBMCentre for Evidence-Based MedicineThe Centre for Evidence Based Medicine is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the practice, teaching and dissemination of high quality evidence based medicine to improve healthcare in everyday clinical practice. CEBM main objective is to produce high quality research capable of changing or improving current clinical practice.
CEBMHCentre for Evidence Based Mental HealthThe Centre for Evidence Based Mental Health mission is to promote the teaching and practice of evidence-based health care (EBHC) throughout the UK (with special emphasis on evidence-based mental health) and internationally and to develop, evaluate, and disseminate improved methods of using research in practice, and incorporate these in the teaching methods of the CEBMH.
CEDDCentre for Eating and Dieting DisordersThe Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders is an academic and service support centre based in Sydney. Main CEDD functions are to promote awareness of eating disorders as serious mental illnesses, that require treatment and in many cases can be cured, to contribute to policy development for the treatment, prevention and cure of eating disorders and to improve access to services for people in NSW who have an eating disorder, and their carers.
CeHAConsumers e-Health AllianceThe Consumers e-Health Alliance is an unincorporated not for profit organisation. Its partners cover many leading chronic illnesses, disabilities and carer organisations along with individual members. CeHA is a collective of consumer oriented organisations and people who have displayed active positive interest in e-Health programs.
CeMPEDCentre for Medical Psychology & Evidence-based Decision-makingThe Centre for Medical Psychology & Evidence-based Decision-making mission is to support excellent research across the interface of Psychology, Medicine and Public Health to answer questions about the behavioural factors which promote good health and prevent disease; ways to enhance the psychosocial adjustment of patients and carers; ways to increase the use of evidence in health care decision making; and ways to support patients to be more involved in their own health care.
CERACentre for Eye Research AustraliaThe Centre for Eye Research Australia conducts eye research programs. CERA is examining the causes of diseases, preventing blindness through earlier diagnosis and better treatments, and restoring sight.
CFVCystic Fibrosis VictoriaCystic Fibrosis Victoria was founded in 1974 by a group of parents of children with cystic fibrosis and became an Incorporated Association in 1984. CFV is a public benevolent institution and is governed by a board of directors composed of representatives of people from the cystic fibrosis community and others with particular expertise in advancing the mission of CFV.
CHACatholic Health AustraliaThe Catholic Health Australia is a non-government provider grouping of health, community and aged care services in Australia, nationally representing Catholic health care sponsors, systems, facilities and related organisations and services.
CHAINContact, Help, Advise and Information NetworkThe Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network is an online mutual support network for people working in health and social care. CHAIN gives people a simple and informal way of contacting each other to exchange ideas and share knowledge.
CHERECentre for Health Economics Research and EvaluationThe Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation is a recognised Research Strength of the University of Technology, Sydney. It is located in the UTS Business School. CHERE was established in 1991 and became a Centre at UTS in 2002. CHERE is recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of research in health economics.
CHERIChildren's Hospital Education and Research InstituteThe Children’s Hospital Education Research Institute is a unique research institute that aims to improve the interface between children’s health and their education. CHERI was established in 1996, in association with the University of Western Sydney, University of Sydney, NSW Department of Education and Training, and the Catholic Education Commission of NSW. CHERI is a highly regarded and nationally recognised institute that conducts research into the educational and psychosocial aspects of children with learning problems.
CHETRECentre for Health Equity, Training Research and EvaluationThe Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation was established in 1998 in collaboration with the Division of Population Health, Sydney South West Area Health Service, through a Research and Development Infrastructure Grant from NSW Health. CHETRE’s mission is to provide leadership and focus in training, research and evaluation in the area of health equity, with a particular emphasis on the development and evaluation of interventions to reduce health inequities.
CHFConsumers' Health ForumThe Consumers Health Forum of Australia is the national peak body representing the interests of Australian healthcare consumers. CHF works to achieve safe, quality, timely healthcare for all Australians, supported by accessible health information and systems.
CHPThe Centre for Health Policy (formerly Centre for Health Policy Programs and Economics)The Centre for Health Policy undertakes evaluations of health policy at international, national, state and local levels. The centre is multi-disciplinary bringing together clinicians, economists, implementation scientists, lawyers, managers, psychologists, sociologists and political scientists.
CHSDCentre for Health Service DevelopmentThe Centre for Health Service Development is one of eight centres of AHSRI and is the arm of the Australian Health Services Research Institute that nurtures new research themes and programs. It serves as the ‘generalist health and community’ research group principally responsible for attracting and managing the strategic commissioned AHSRI research projects.
CHSPRCentre for Health Services and Policy ResearchThe Centre for Health Services and Policy Research improves health services in Canada. CHSPR work stimulates scientific enquiry into population health and into ways in which health services can best be organized, funded and delivered. CHSPR researchers and staff carry out a diverse program of research and development, delivering the tools and analyses needed to renew health care and improve the health of Canadians.
CLAHRCCollaboration for Leadership in Applied Heath Research and CareThe three primary functions of the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Heath Research and Care are to improve patient outcomes through conducting high quality applied health research, implementing findings from research in clinical practice, increasing the capacity of NHS organisations to engage with and apply research, including continuing professional development for professionals and managers.
CMHRCentre for Mental Health ResearchThe Centre for Mental Health Research offers accessible, effective mental health services for people of all ages in the Region of Waterloo while facilitating research on the development, persistence and treatment of mental health problems and also providing comprehensive clinical training.
CMHSECentre for Medical and Health Sciences EducationThe Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education is a hub for educational research and scholarship within the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, working across the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Population Health to promote excellence in teaching and learning.
ASCMOAustralasian Society of Career Medical Officers (formerly known as the Career Medical Officers Association)The Australasian Society of Career Medical Officers is a non-profit organisation run by Career Medical Officers.
CMVHCentre for Military and Veterans' HealthThe Centre for Military and Veterans' Health conducts research on deployment health surveillance, occupational health and safety, mental health and examined e-health capabilities for military and veteran health issues.
CNWQMLCentral and North West Queensland Medicare LocalThe Central and North West Queensland Medicare Local is an independent, locally operated organisation, working to create healthy communities in the inland parts of Queensland. CNWQML is established under Federal health reforms to coordinate primary health care delivery by connecting the local community with health services.
COHCentre for Online HealthThe Centre for Online Health is a part of the School of Medicine within the Faculty of Health Sciences at The University of Queensland. Since 1999, the COH has been recognised internationally for its role in research, service delivery and education and training in the fields of telemedicine, telehealth and e-Healthcare.
COMPaRE-PHCCentre for Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence in Primary Health CareThe Centre for Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence in Primary Health Care is addressing key gaps in current knowledge about obesity prevention across the lifecycle, the role of allied health services in weight management, and the part that Medicare Locals and existing population health programs can play in obesity prevention. COMPaRE-PHC is one of eight Centres of Research Excellence (CREs) in primary health care funded by the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute that have been established to undertake research focused on key health reform challenges.
CONRODCentre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation MedicineThe Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine was established to conduct research and educational activities that inform policy and practice to improve the health, psychological, social, vocational and economic outcomes following injury and disability, and with a major focus on injury and disability associated with motor vehicle accidents.
COONSW Centre for Overweight and ObesityThe NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity was a collaboration between public health research groups to address the growing and serious problem of overweight and obesity, with particular emphasis on children and young people. COO has been established to significantly enhance the research capability in overweight and obesity within NSW, and to contribute to the development of the overall program of action.
COTACouncil on the AgeingThe Council on the Ageing is the peak national organisation representing the rights, needs and interests of older Australians. COTA Australia is the national policy and advocacy arm of the COTA Federation which comprises COTAs in each State and Territory. COTA Australia focuses on policy issues from the perspective of older people as citizens and consumers.
COTA SACouncil on the Ageing, South AustraliaCOTA SA is the peak body promoting the rights, needs and interests of older South Australians. COTA SA have 17,000 individual members and 250 seniors' organisation members including clubs, aged care providers, councils, and service and educational institutions, with a combined membership of more than 60,000.
CPAACentre for Physical Activity in AgeingA range of rehabilitation programs and services are available in the Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing.
C-PANDeakin University - Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition ResearchDeakin University's Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research is a research centre with expertise in both nutrition and physical activity. C-PAN mission is to conduct high quality, multidisciplinary nutrition and physical activity research to actively inform policy and practice to improve health, and build capacity in nutrition and physical activity research in Australia.
CPHCECentre for Primary Health Care and EquityThe Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity is a university research centre located within the Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW. CPHCE conducts research, evaluation and development that strengthen primary health care and address health inequities, with the aim of contributing to better, fairer health in the community.
CPMCCommittee of Presidents of Medical CollegesThe Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges is the unifying organisation of and support structure for the specialist Medical Colleges of Australia. The CPMC seeks to ensure that individual medical specialties have a broad base of intercollegiate knowledge so as to enable them to provide for the Australian community the highest quality of medical care delivered in accordance with accepted clinical principles and to improve, protect and promote the health of the Australian public.
CPMECConfederation of Postgraduate Medical Education CommitteeThe Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils is an association of Postgraduate Medical Councils (PMCs) of each State or Territory in Australia and the equivalent agency in New Zealand.
CQMLCentral Queensland Medicare LocalThe Central Queensland Medicare Local is a non-government, not-for-profit primary health care organisation working to help coordinate and connect primary health care services for local communities. CQML aims to identify local health care needs, work to address any service gaps and make it easier for Central Queenslander's to access the health services they need closer to home.
CQRDGPCentral Queensland Rural Division of General PracticeThe Central Queensland Rural Division of General Practice mission is to support, enhance and develop the activity of Rural General Medical Practitioners in delivering quality health services to the residents of Central Rural Queensland in collaboration and co-operation with other health service providers and consumers.
CRAHWAustralian National University - Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and WellbeingEstablished in 2012, the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing is a research intensive centre located within the Research School of Population Health. CRAHW aims to optimise the well-being of individuals and communities through the lifecourse by conducting innovative and translational research and contributing to public policy.
CRCATHCooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health The Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health was established on 1 January 2010 with a mission to promote high-quality research through increased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander control of the health research agenda and through partnerships with key stakeholders in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector, government agencies and research institutions.
CRDNHS Centre for Reviews and DisseminationThe Centre for Reviews and Dissemination is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and is a department of the University of York. CRD provides research-based information about the effects of health and social care interventions via databases and undertakes systematic reviews evaluating the research evidence on health and public health questions of national and international importance.
CREBPCentre for Research in Evidence-Based PracticeThe Bond University Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice was established in June 2010 to support research into Evidence-Based Practice initially based on the NHMRC Australia Fellowship grant awarded to Professor Paul Glasziou. CREBP mission is to better understand the gaps between research evidence and its application in practice, including areas such as: the applicability of treatments to individuals, the effectiveness of diagnostic and disease monitoring processes, and the cognitive processes underpinning clinicians’ decisions about diagnosis and treatment.
CRE-PSCentre of Research Excellence in Patient SafetyThe Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety was established in late 2005 with the objective of developing national research capability and capacity that in turn improve patient safety. CRE-PS designs, conducts, promotes, and promulgates high quality multi-centre research to improve quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health care for Australians.
CRERRPHCCentre of Research Excellence in Rural and Remote Primary Health CareThe Centre of Research Excellence in Rural and Remote Primary Health Care aims to develop a better understanding of health behaviour relating to primary health care service utilisation in rural and remote Australia, a better measures of access to guide resource allocation relating to primary health care in small rural and remote communities and a comprehensive framework for evaluating the impact of rural and remote primary health care services on access and equity of health outcomes.
CRHCentre for Remote HealthThe Centre for Remote Health is a joint centre of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University. CRH aims to improve the health status of populations in rural and remote areas by appropriate preparation of the health workforce, thereby improving recruitment and retention levels.
CRHaCDCentre for Rural Health and Community DevelopmentThe Centre for Rural Health and Community Development is based within the Centre for Regional Engagement, at the University’s Whyalla Campus. CRHaCD mission is to develop and drive research in regional and rural locales to help create healthy, thriving, sustainable communities within South Australia and beyond.
CRRMHCentre for Rural and Remote Mental HealthThe Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health is based in Orange. It is a major rural initiative of The University of Newcastle, Faculty of Health and Medicine and the NSW Ministry of Health. CRRMH aims to bring quality education and research programs to all rural areas of NSW. CRRMH aims to improve the mental health of rural and remote communities through academic leadership, collaboration and achievements in research, education, service development and information services.
ACRRMHAustralasian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental HealthThe ACRRMH is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status that delivers prevention programs and early interventions to improve the mental health of everyone living and working in rural and remote Australia.
CRSCommonwealth Rehabilitation ServiceThe Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service is a provider of disability employment services to people with a disability, injury or health condition. CRS Australia is part of the Australian Government Department of Human Services.
CSIROCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research OrganisationThe Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
CSPCCentre for Studies in Primary careThe Centre for Studies in Primary Care is the research arm of the Department of Family Medicine at Queen's University. The CSPC conducts high-quality research that is focused on the improvement of primary health care practice delivery and education, at the local and national level.
CSSAMLCountry South SA Medicare LocalMedicare Locals were established as part of the National Health Reform and, together with Local Hospital Networks, form a crucial part of a new arrangement for governing and planning health on a local level. Country South SA Medicare Local is ensuring decisions about health services are made by local communities in line with local needs.
CSUCharles Sturt UniversityThe Charles Sturt University is an Australian multi-campus public university located in New South Wales, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory. The university has campuses at Bathurst, Canberra, Albury-Wodonga, Dubbo, Goulburn, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga and Burlington, Ontario (Canada).
CUCRHCombined Universities Centre for Rural HealthThe Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health aims to improve rural, remote and Aboriginal health through research, education, student support and community service activities. CUCRH operates with support from The University of Western Australia but also works closely with numerous health organisations, on a local and national level.
CWAAThe Country Womens Association of AustraliaThe Country Women’s Association of Australia is the largest women’s organisation in Australia with a membership of over 20,000 in over 1,200 branches around the country. CWAA aims to improve the conditions for women and children and make life better for families, especially those living in regional, rural and remote Australia.
CYSARCentre for Youth Substance Abuse ResearchThe Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research's vision is to promote the health and well-being of young people by increasing Australia’s capacity to respond effectively to the harm associated with alcohol, tobacco, and other drug misuse.
CYWHSChildren, Youth & Women's Health ServiceThe Women's and Children's Health Network promotes the health, well-being and development of children, young people and families across South Australia by providing support to parents in areas of parenting, health services for infants, children and young people, support for families and children with additional needs and up-to-date health information for parents, children and young people.
DADiabetes AustraliaDiabetes Australia was established in 1984 as the national peak body for diabetes in Australia providing a single, powerful, collective voice for people living with diabetes, their families and carers. A non-profit organisation, Diabetes Australia works in partnership with diabetes consumer organisations, health professionals, educators and researchers to minimise the impact of diabetes in the Australian community.
DAADietitians Association of AustraliaThe Dietitians Association of Australia is the National Association of the Dietetic profession, with branches in each State and Territory. The precursor of DAA, the Australian Association of Dietitians, was established in 1976. The Association became known as DAA in 1983. DAA is the peak body of dietetic and nutrition professionals providing strategic leadership in food and nutrition.
DADHCDepartment of Human Services NSW - Ageing, Disability and Home CareThe Ageing, Disability and Home Care is a part of the Department of Family and Community Services. The aim of the Department is to provide better and more integrated services for vulnerable client groups in NSW.
DAREDatabase of Abstracts of Reviews of EffectivenessThe Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects contains details of systematic reviews that evaluate the effects of healthcare interventions and the delivery and organisation of health services. DARE also contains reviews of the wider determinants of health such as housing, transport, and social care where these impact directly on health, or have the potential to impact on health.
DCRCDementia Collaborative Research CentresThe Dementia Collaborative Research Centres priority is meaningful dementia research, the evidence platform for good practice and best policy for a healthy Australia.
DENDrug Education NetworkThe Drug Education Network is a non-government organisation funded to deliver a range of health promotion, prevention, and early intervention programs to reduce the harm associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use across Tasmania.
DHDepartment of HealthThe Department of Health seeks to promote, develop, and fund health and aged care services for the Australian public.
DMMRDomiciliary Medication Management ReviewThe Domiciliary Medication Management Review also known as a Home Medicines Review (HMR), is an MBS item for patients living in the community setting. The goal of a DMMR is to maximise an individual patient’s benefit from their medication regimen, and prevent medication-related problems through a team approach, involving the patient’s GP and preferred community pharmacy.
DOAJDirectory of Open Access JournalsDirectory of Open Access Journals is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.
DRSDoctors Reform SocietyThe Doctors Reform Society was formed in 1973 to support a proposal for a publicly-funded universal health insurance system.
ESMLEastern Sydney Medicare LocalEastern Sydney Medicare Local is one of 61 primary health care organisations introduced under the Australia wide National Health Reform. ESML mission is to improve the health of individuals within the community by making local health care easier to access, identifying where local communities are missing out on the services they need and coordinating services to address these gaps.
FAHRFlinders Aboriginal Health ResearchThe Flinders Aboriginal Health Research mission is to coordinate, support, conduct and grow Aboriginal health research across all Flinders University campuses (NT and SA).
FHBHRUFlinders Human Behaviour & Health Research UnitThe Flinders Human Behaviour & Health Research Unit is recognised for inter-professional education, research, consultancy and clinical service provision for the improvement of health outcomes through behaviour change. FHBHRU objective is to assist people to live well and live longer through improved health behaviours by developing prevention, early intervention and implementation of self-management in chronic disease care; education of health service consumers as well as health practitioner undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education.
FIPPMFlinders Institute of Public Policy and ManagementThe aim of the FIPPM is to promote research and debate on issues of relevance to public policy in Australia and internationally. FIPPM is developing collaborative relationships with policymakers, government agencies and non-government organisations at both state and national levels, and internationally, in order to further real-world research in a wide range of issues, including public policy management and governance, climate change, community services evaluation, and child wellbeing.
FMDRLFamily Medicine Digital Resources LibraryThe Family Medicine Digital Resources Library mission is to support and enhance the sharing and collaborative development of educational resources among family medicine educators through a digital library that will include resources for all levels of family medicine education
FMLFremantle Medicare LocalThe Fremantle Medicare Local is one of 62 Medicare Locals nationwide which have been established as part of a key component of the Australian Governments National Health Reform with a purpose of proactively shaping a healthier community by working in collaboration with primary health care and our broader community
FMPMLFrankston - Mornington Peninsula Medicare LocalThe Frankston-Mornington Peninsula Medicare Local was established by the Federal Government to improve coordination and integration of primary health care for Mornington Peninsula communities. FMPML aims to address service gaps and make it easier for patients to navigate their local health care system.
FPQFamily Planning QueenslandThe Family Planning Queensland provides specialist reproductive health services for women across Queensland. FPQ is also a provider of high-quality training for professionals, including doctors, nurses, teachers and community leaders.
FPWAFPWA Sexual Health Services FPWA Sexual Health Services (formerly Family Planning Western Australia) is an autonomous, not-for-profit, non-government organisation. Since its inception in 1972, the Association has evolved as a provider of specialist services in sexual and reproductive health.
FRAMEFederation of Australian Medical EducatorsFRAME was conceived at a meeting of rural medical academics from Australian medical schools held during the 7th National Undergraduate Rural Health Conference in August 2003 at Pinjarra, Western Australia. At this meeting it was recognised that there were many common areas of interest and importance for academics working in the Rural Clinical School (RCS) and Rural Undergraduate Support and Coordination (RUSC) Programs that were not able to be met in a focused way by other current national organisations.
GCMLGold Coast Medicare LocalThe Gold Coast Medicare Local aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of the Gold Coast community by working in partnership with health and community services such as general practice, allied health, mental health, aged care and youth services.
GEGACGippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operativeThe Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative was originally established in 1975 to support and develop the Aboriginal Medical Service and also as an Aboriginal culture centre. GEGAC was established when the local Aboriginal men and women decided that the East Gippsland region needed services specific to the Aboriginal people to fill the void and address the lack of understanding about Aboriginal issues.
GGT UDRHGreater Green Triangle University Department of Rural HealthThe Greater Green Triangle UDRH is one of eleven University Departments of Rural Health throughout Australia and is part of the Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN). UDRHs are focused on expanding and enhancing the rural and remote health workforce through multidisciplinary education. They are rurally based academic facilities that work with all health disciplines at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and with the existing workforce.
GMLGippsland Medicare LocalThe Gippsland Medicare Local is a not for profit primary health organisation responsible for coordinating primary health care in Gippsland, ensuring that services are better tailored and connected to meet the needs of local communities.
GMMLGoldfields - Midwest Medicare LocalThe Goldfields-Midwest Medicare Local aims to identify local health care needs, work to address service gaps and make it easier for communities to access the health services they need, when and where they need it.
GMSBMLGreater Metro South Brisbane Medicare LocalThe Greater Metro South Brisbane Medicare Local is one of the largest of the 61 Medicare Locals formed across Australia in 2011 as part of the Federal Government’s National Health Reform. GMSBML is responsible for coordinating and integrating primary healthcare to best meet local needs.
GPRAGeneral Practice Registrars Australia Ltd.The General Practice Registrars Australia is the peak voice for the next generation of general practitioners. GPRA is a not-for-profit organisation representing over 21 000 medical students, prevocational doctors and GP registrars through our networks and activities. GPRA primary objective is to improve the health care of all Australians through excellence in education and training and ensure that general practice is the medical speciality of choice. ​
GPRIPGeneral Practice Rural Incentives ProgramThe General Practice Rural Incentives Program aims to encourage medical practitioners to practise in regional and remote communities and to promote careers in rural medicine
GRAPHCAPHCRI National Centre for Geographic & Resource Analysis in Primary Health CareThe National Centre for Geographic & Resources Analysis in Primary Health Care was established in 2011, within APHCRI, to support geographic and location based aspects of primary health care research. GRAPHC has been created within APHCRI to promote and facilitate the use of GIS to inform locally relevant and equitable solutions for targeting health resources and services in Australia.
GVMLGoulburn Valley Medicare LocalThe Goulburn Valley Medicare Local is facilitating general practice, hospitals, allied health, and other health providers in establishing clinical pathways of care. It is also working collaboratively with health professionals and services to ensure seamless patient experience.
HACSUHealth and Community Services UnionThe Health and Community Services Union represents the majority of staff employed in psychiatric, disability and alcohol and drug services in Victoria, public, private, and non-profit sectors. HACSU members are employed in a range of occupational classifications including nurses, health professionals, disability and human service workers, program and support workers, trades and administration.
HARPHospital Admission Risk Program in VictoriaThe Hospital Admission Risk program provides specialised client-centred medical care and care coordination in the community/ambulatory setting through an integrated response of hospital and community services.
HATHHospital At The HomeHospital at Home provides safe, high-quality, hospital-level care to older adults in the comfort of their own homes.
HCASAHealth Consumers' Alliance of SA IncThe Health Consumers' Alliance of SA Inc was established in 2002 as the peak body for health consumers, and is funded by the South Australian Minister for Health & Ageing. As an independent alliance of health consumers and health consumer organisations, HCASA works with health consumers, communities and other stakeholders to promote health equity and rights.
HCCAHealth Care Consumers AssociationThe Health Care Consumers Association is the peak health consumer advocacy body in the ACT, supporting and developing health consumer perspectives and policy in the Territory for over 30 years. HCCA works to improve the quality and availability of health services, supports consumers to identify shared priorities about health and represents these views to the ACT Government.
HCNSWHealth Consumers NSWThe Health Consumers NSW is the state wide voice for health consumers in NSW, which helps to shape the health system by representing and involving consumers in health policy and program development.
HCRRAHealth Consumers of Rural and Remote AustraliaThe Health Consumers of Rural and Remote Australia is an incorporated organisation working to improve health outcomes for people living in the bush. HCRRA is a group of people from across Australia with different backgrounds and experience living in the rural and remote areas of this country which have the right to receive a reasonable level of health care.
HEARNetHealth Evaluation and Research NetworkThe Health Evaluation and Research Network is open to any primary health care professional within the local area who has an interest in research and wishes to be involved in collaborative projects and sharing of research and evaluation information.
HERRDHealth Education Rural and Remote Resources DatabaseThe Monash University School of Rural Health, in conjunction with the Spencer Gulf Rural Health School, has created an information service called HERRD (Health Education Rural Remote Resources Database). The aim of the service is to provide a national database which contains health education courses and resources which have a specific relevance to health professionals living and working in rural and remote practice.
HETIHealth Education and Training InstituteThe Health Education and Training Institute supports and promotes coordinated education and training across NSW Health. HETI works to ensure that education and training resources are available to support the full range of roles across the public health system including patient care, administration and support services. HETI’s mission is to pursue excellence in health education and training and workforce capability to improve the health of patients and the working lives of NSW Health staff.
HIMAAHealth Information Managers Association AustraliaThe Health Information Management Association of Australia Ltd is the peak professional body for health information management (HIM) professionals in Australia. It has been serving the health information management profession since 1949.
HIRUHealth Information Research UnitThe Health Information Research Unit in the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department at McMaster University conducts research in the field of health information science and is dedicated to the generation of new knowledge about the nature of health and clinical information problems, the development of new information resources to support evidence-based health care, and the evaluation of various innovations in overcoming health care information problems.
HISAHealth Informatics Society of Australia LtdThe Health Informatics Society of Australia is Australia's oldest health informatics and e-health organisation. HISA is a not-for-profit membership organisation that supports Australians working in e-health and health informatics through education and professional development
HITAPHealth Intervention and Technology Assessment ProgramThe Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program was established in 2007 as a non-profit organization, in order to take responsibility for appraising a wide range of health technologies and programs, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, interventions, individual and community health promotion and disease prevention as well as social health policy.
HRCAHealth Rights & Community ActionWorking to ensure accessible, understandable, accountable, effective & transparent complaints processes exist that respect consumers by dealing with their concerns in a responsive, fair and reasonable manner.
HMRIHunter Medical Research InstituteThe HMRI is a translational medical research institute based in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. HMRI facilitates collaborations between researchers translating scientific advances into better clinical care, competitive commercial products and improved health care guidelines.
HPCAHealth Professional Councils AuthorityThe Health Professional Councils Authority is an administrative body that supports the 14 health professional Councils to perform their regulatory and legislative functions under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
HRECsHuman Research Ethics CommitteesHuman Research Ethics Committees review research proposals if their research involves humans. HRECs are established by organisations, which register their HREC with NHMRC.
HSRAANZHealth Services Research Association AuNZThe Health Services Research Association of Australia & New Zealand was incorporated in Sydney in April 2001. It has been set up in response to a growing need to promote health services research in both Australia and New Zealand. The purpose of the Association is to facilitate communication across researchers, and between researchers and policymakers, to promote education and training in health services research, and to ensure sustainable capacity in health services research in Australia and New Zealand.
IAHAIndigenous Allied Health AustraliaThe Indigenous Allied Health Australia is the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health peak body. IAHA was established in 2009, from a network of committed allied health professionals and in 2013 registered as a company under the Corporations Act 2001. IAHA provides support and advocacy on behalf of Indigenous allied health professionals and students at the local, regional and national level.
IAMSIllawarra Aboriginal Medical ServiceThe Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service mission is developing and enhancing new and existing services in an ongoing endeavour to better the overall health and social wellbeing of the Illawarra Indigenous community.
ICDInternational Classification of DiseasesThe International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. This includes the analysis of the general health situation of population groups. It is used to monitor the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems, proving a picture of the general health situation of countries and populations.
ICESInstitute for Clinical Evaluative SciencesICES is a not-for-profit research institute encompassing a community of research, data and clinical experts, and a secure and accessible array of Ontario's health-related data.
IDFPIndigenous Diabetic Foot ProgramThe Indigenous Diabetic Foot Program offers a range of resources which assist with the management of the diabetic foot, particularly for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The focus of the program is to provide local health workers with information and skills for self care footcare practices and to encourage evidence-based diabetic foot screening.
IEMMLInner East Melbourne Medicare LocalInner East Melbourne Medicare Local is an independent accredited not-for-profit organisation supporting general practice and other primary healthcare service providers. It is responsible for driving improvements in primary health care in Boroondara, Manningham, Monash and Whitehorse catchments.
IFAImprovement Foundation AustraliaThe Improvement Foundation Australia provides expertise in the development and delivery of quality improvement techniques, such as the Collaborative methodology, to bring about small and large system change. IFA supports improvement work by providing specialist change management advice, and IT systems, which enable robust measurement of improvement efforts.
IHCAInstitute for Healthy Communities Australia LimitedThe Institute for Healthy Communities Australia Limited works as a consultant on organisational developments, reviews and evaluates organisational standards, and offers tailored training.
IHMRIIllawarra Health and Medical Research InstituteThe Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute is an independent health and medical research institute based on the University of Wollongong campus in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region of New South Wales. IHMRI is building a nationally and internationally-recognised centre of health and medical research targeting regionally-relevant health improvements through novel treatments, better clinical practice and preventative health.
IHPAIndependent Hospital Pricing AuthorityThe Independent Hospital Pricing Authority is an independent government agency established under Commonwealth legislation on 15 December 2011 as part of the National Health Reform Agreement (NHRA) reached by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in August 2011. The NHRA sets out the intention of the Australian Government and state and territory governments to work in partnership to improve health outcomes for all Australians.
IIQMInternational Institute for Qualitative MethodologyThe International Institute for Qualitative Methodology is an interdisciplinary institute, under the auspices of the Faculty of Nursing, at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Institute was founded in 1998, with the primary goal of facilitating the development of qualitative research methods across a wide variety of academic disciplines.
IMACImmunisation Advisory Centre The Immunisation Advisory Centre is a nationwide organisation based at the School of Population Health at The University of Auckland. IMAC provides New Zealanders with a local source of independent, factual information based on international and New Zealand scientific research regarding vaccine-preventable diseases and the benefits and risks of immunisation, information and training for health professionals, national immunisation coordination and policy advice and research into many aspects of vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases.
INWMMLInner North West Melbourne Medicare LocalMelbourne Primary Care Network (MPCN) operates Inner North West Melbourne Medicare Local (INWMML) an independent, locally governed and run, not for profit organisation dedicated to improving primary healthcare in local communities.
ISMLIllawarra - Shoalhaven Medicare LocalThe Illawarra-Shoalhaven Medicare Local is a not-for-profit organisation that offers a diverse range of primary health care services, through service brokerage and direct delivery and purchasing to improve the health outcomes of our community. The role of ISML is to lead and support the primary health care sector to achieve significant improvements in the health and wellbeing of Australian population.
ISOQOLInternational Society for Quality of Life ResearchThe mission of the International Society for Quality of Life Research is to advance the scientific study of health-related quality of life and other patient-centered outcomes to identify effective interventions, enhance the quality of health care and promote the health of populations.
IWSMLInner West Sydney Medicare LocalThe Inner West Sydney Medicare Local is a not for profit primary health care organisation that aims to improve the patient journey and improve access and efficiency of health services in the inner west, with better communication and coordination between all health service providers in the region. IWSML was established in July 2012 as part of the Australian Government's reforms to the health care system.
JAMAJournal of the American Medical AssociationThe Journal of the American Medical Association is a peer-reviewed medical journal published 48 times a year by the American Medical Association covering all aspects of the biomedical sciences. It publishes original research and reviews, as well as ancillary content (such as abstracts of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report).
JCUJames Cook UniversityJames Cook University is a public university and is the second oldest university in Queensland, Australia. The University’s main fields of research include marine sciences, biodiversity, sustainable management of tropical ecosystems, genetics and genomics, tropical health care and tourism.
JDRFJuvenile Diabetes Research FoundationThe Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until achieve a world without T1D.
JSATJournal of Substance Abuse TreatmentThe Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment features original research, systematic reviews and reports on meta-analyses and, with editorial approval, special articles on the assessment and treatment of different substances.
KAMSCKimberley Aboriginal Medical Services CouncilThe Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council is a regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS), providing a collective voice for a network of member ACCHS from towns and remote communities across the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
KIEKennedy Institute of EthicsThe Kennedy Institute of Ethics is a center for practically engaged ethics at Georgetown University. Established in 1971 with a founding interest in medical ethics, it is one of the oldest academic ethics centers in the world.
LMMLLower Murray Medicare LocalThe Lower Murray Medicare Local is a regional primary health care organisation that covers the Mallee region of Victoria, including Sea Lake, Ouyen, Robinvale and Sunraysia, and far southwest New South Wales, including Balranald, Wentworth and Dareton. LMML is improving health outcomes by linking and coordinating primary health care services, identifying health services that are needed for community, building up community’s after hours services and supporting health providers to be the best they can be.
MHCAMental Health Council of AustraliaThe Mental Health Council of Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector, committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.
MHRIMental Health Research InstituteThe Mental Health Research Institute is a premier psychiatric research institute in Australia. MHRI researchers use laboratory and clinical research to understand the causes of psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases, so they can be better diagnosed and treated.
MIRAGEMultidisciplinary Interest in Rural And General Health EducationThe Multidisciplinary Interest in Rural And General Health Education aims to promote rural and remote practice to members through information exchange, placement opportunities, support and advocacy.
MJAMedical Journal of AustraliaThe Medical Journal of Australia is online medical hub. It is the information provider of choice for the medical profession, providing a forum for members of the medical community to exchange ideas and assisting them to keep pace with the rapidly changing medical environment.
MMLMurrumbidgee Medicare LocalThe Murrumbidgee Medicare Local is located in south-west of NSW. One of the main roles of MML is to promote integration and coordination of primary health care delivery and tackle local health care needs and service gaps.
MMRIMater Medical Research Institute The Mater Medical Research Institute is a world class medical research institute based at South Brisbane specialising in cancer, maternity and obesity related research. Mater’s 200 researchers are based in clinical settings at the Mater Health Services and laboratories at the Translational Research Institute (TRI).
MNBMLMetro North Brisbane Medicare LocalMedicare Locals are a national network of 61 independent organisations, established by the Australian Government in 2011 to improve the delivery of primary health care services to meet local needs. Medicare Locals aim to enhance integration of services, so that patients have timely access to well coordinated and comprehensive care.
MRBSMedical Rural Bonded ScholarshipThe Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme is an Australian Government initiative designed to address doctor shortage outside metropolitan areas across Australia. The MRBS scheme provides one hundred Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) each year to first year Australian medical students at participating universities across the country.
MSRCMusculoskeletal Research CentreThe Musculoskeletal Research Center was established in 1990 for education and research in Orthopaedics.
MRNWMMLMacedon Ranges and North Western Melbourne Medicare LocalThe Medicare Local will have a number of key roles in improving primary health care services for local communities. The Macedon Ranges and North Western Melbourne Medicare Local makes it easier for patients to access the services they need, by linking local GPs, community health, nursing and other health professionals, hospitals and aged care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations, and maintaining up to date local service directories.
MSACMedicare Services Advisory CommitteeThe Medical Services Advisory Committee is an independent expert committee that provides advice to the Minister for Health on the strength of the evidence relating to the comparative safety, clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of any new or existing medical service or technology, and the circumstances under which public funding should be supported through listing on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).
MSHRMenzies School of Health ResearchMenzies School of Health Research addresses critical issues such as mental health, nutrition, substance abuse, child health and development, as well as chronic diseases such as cancer, kidney disease and heart disease.
MSIAMedical Software Industry AssociationThe Medical Software Industry Association was incorporated in Australia in 1995, under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981. With the increase in government Health Information Management initiatives such as Health Online, MSIA has become increasingly active in representing the interests of all healthcare software providers. It is representative on a range of forums, working groups and committees on behalf of its members, and has negotiated a range of important changes with government and other stakeholders.
MUDRIHMonash University Department of Rural and Indigenous HealthThe Monash University Department of Rural and Indigenous Health is involved in education, research and consultancies across rural Victoria, nationally and internationally. MUDRIH has a special focus on Indigenous health, mental health, interprofessional education and workforce issues associated with rural nursing and allied health professions.
NACNational Asthma CouncilThe National Asthma Council Australia is a not-for-profit organisation working to improve health outcomes and quality of life for people with asthma.
NACANational Aged Care AllianceThe National Aged Care Alliance is a representative body of peak national organisations in aged care, including consumer groups, providers, unions and health professionals, working together to determine a more positive future for aged care in Australia.
NACCHONational Aboriginal Community Controlled Health OrganisationThe National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation is a living embodiment of the aspirations of Aboriginal communities and their struggle for self-determination. NACCHO is the national peak body representing over 150 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) across the country on Aboriginal health and wellbeing issues.
NAGATSIHIDNational Advisory Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Information DataThe National Advisory Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Information and Data was established following a decision taken at the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC) meeting in October 2000. The role of NAGATSIHID is to advise and advocate on improving the quality of Indigenous health information and to advise on the use of Indigenous health information.
NAHSNational Aboriginal Health StrategyThe National Aboriginal Health Strategy released in 1989 was built on extensive community consultation to produce a landmark document that set the agenda for Aboriginal health and Torres Strait Islander health. Although never fully implemented (as indicated by its 1994 evaluation), the NAHS remains the key document in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It is extensively used by health services and service providers and continues to guide policy makers and planners.
NAMLNorthern Adelaide Medicare LocalAs a part of the National Health Reform agenda, a network of Medicare Locals was established across Australia by the Australian Government to improve coordination and integration of primary health care and community services. The Northern Adelaide Medicare Local (NAML) was formally established on 2nd February 2012.
NARINational Ageing Research InstituteThe National Ageing Research Institute is bringing research to life to improve health outcomes and aged care practice as well as to guide policy to invest in solutions for positive ageing for Australian's older people.
NCCINational Cancer Control InitiativeThe National Cancer Control Initiative was established in 1997 by the Department of Health and Ageing and The Cancer Council Australia to provide advice and make recommendations to the Australian Government and other key groups regarding cancer control.
NCCMTNational Collaborating Centre for Methods and ToolsThe National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools is one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada. The NCCMT provides leadership and expertise in working with public health professionals to move evidence into practice.
NCETANational Centre for Education and Training on AddictionThe National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction is an internationally recognised research centre that works as a catalyst for change in the alcohol and other drugs field. NCETA mission is to advance the capacity of health and human services organisations and workers to respond to alcohol and drug-related problems.
NCMLNorth Coast NSW Medicare LocalThe North Coast NSW Medicare Local is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to respond effectively to local health care needs.
NDARCNational Drug and Alcohol Research CentreThe National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre mission is to conduct and disseminate high quality research and related activities that increases the effectiveness of treatment and other intervention responses to alcohol and other drug related harm.
NDSSNational Diabetes Services SchemeThe National Diabetes Services Scheme is an initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia. The NDSS delivers diabetes-related products at subsidised prices and provides information and support services to people with diabetes.
NEHTANational E-Health Transition AuthorityThe National E-Health Transition Authority purpose is to lead the uptake of eHealth systems of national significance and to coordinate the progression and adoption of eHealth by delivering urgently needed integration infrastructure and standards.
NEJMThe New England Journal of MedicineThe New England Journal of Medicine is dedicated to bringing physicians the best research and key information at the intersection of biomedical science and clinical practice, and to presenting the information in an understandable and clinically useful format.
NEMLNew England Medicare LocalThe New England Medicare Local assists people living in the New England North West of NSW to access the health care services they need at the right time, and in the right locations.
NHFNational Heart FoundationThe Heart Foundation improves health through funding world-class cardiovascular research, guidelines for health professionals, informing the public and assisting people with cardiovascular disease.
NHMRCNational Health and Medical Research CouncilThe National Health and Medical Research Council is Australia’s expert body promoting the development and maintenance of public and individual health standards.
NHSDNational Health Services DirectoryThe National Health Services Directory is a joint initiative of all Australian governments, delivered by Healthdirect Australia, to enable health professionals and consumers access reliable and consistent information about health services.
NLMNational Library of MedicineThe National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.
NMMLNorthern Melbourne Medicare LocalThe Northern Melbourne Medicare Local works to improve health outcomes for the local community.
NPSNational Prescribing ServiceNational Prescribing Service is an independent, not-for-profit and evidence-based organisation. NPS provides practical tools such as medicines lists or the Diabetes Health Tracker, evidence-based information, and continuing professional development educational activities, with the aim to improve the way health technologies, medicines and medical tests are prescribed and used.
NRHANational Rural Health AllianceThe National Rural Health Alliance is Australia’s peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health. NRHA vision is good health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia and it has a commitment to equal health by the year 2020.
NRHSNNational Rural Health Students' NetworkThe National Rural Health Students' Network provides a voice for students who are passionate about improving health outcomes for rural and remote Australians. It has more than 9000 members who belong to 28 Rural Health Clubs at universities throughout the nation. They include students from medical, nursing and allied health courses.
NSMLNorthern Sydney Medicare LocalThe Northern Sydney Medicare Local is a health organisation working to make it easier for people in Hornsby, Ryde, Ku-ring-gai and Hunters Hill to access the health services they need.
NTGPENorthern Territory General Practice Education LimitedThe Northern Territory General Practice Education is the Northern Territory’s only Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) and Regional Training Provider. NTGPE mission is in delivering General Practice education and training across the Northern Territory.
NTMLNorthern Territory Medicare LocalThe Northern Territory Medicare Local is a partnership between Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT), the Northern Territory Department of Health and the Associate Membership Committee. The NTML's mission is to lead the development and coordination of an equitable, comprehensive primary health care system and an engaged health workforce driven by community needs.
OAAOptometrists Association AustraliaThe Optometry Australia is the influential voice for the optometry profession. It is a profession-centric membership body representing about 90 per cent of Australian optometrists. Optometry Australia is a not-for-profit organisation. It comprises six state bodies NSW & ACT, VIC, QLD & NT, SA, WA, TAS, a national organisation, and a national board which acts as the organisation’s governing body.
PMEOffice of Postgraduate Medical EducationThe Office of Postgraduate Medical Education operates within the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. PME represents postgraduate medical education at the University of Alberta through residency and fellowship programs.
OTAUSOccupational Therapy AustraliaOccupational Therapy Australia is the professional association for occupational therapists. OTAUS mission is to provide member benefits through access to local professional support and resources and through opportunities to contribute to, and shape, professional excellence.
OWNOlder Women's NetworkThe Older Women's Network is a voice for mid-life and older women in Canada, one that challenges discrimination on the basis of age, gender, religion, or disability. OWN works to achieve a society in which women are able to live in security and with dignity, and to participate in the decisions affecting their lives.
OYHCPOrygen Youth Health Clinical ProgramThe Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program is a youth mental health program based in Melbourne, Australia. OYHCP has two main components: a specialised youth mental health clinical service; and an integrated training and communications program.
PAParamedics AustralasiaThe Paramedics Australasia is the peak professional association representing practitioners who provide paramedic services to the community. PA provides a respected voice in determining how changes in health service provision, legislation and clinical practice are shaped and implemented to enhance the quality of patient care.
PaCCSCPalliative Care Clinical Studies CollaborativeThe Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative is a research group that consists of a central coordinating agency based at Flinders University. PaCCSC aim is to provide the additional evidence necessary to support the registration for listing of medicines used in palliative care on the Pharmaceutical Benefits for Palliative Care.
PBACPharmaceutical Benefits Advisory CommitteeThe Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee is an independent expert body appointed by the Australian Government. Members include doctors, health professionals, health economists and consumer representatives. Its primary role is to recommend new medicines for listing on the PBS. No new medicine can be listed unless the committee makes a positive recommendation.
PC4Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials GroupPC4 is the Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group funded by Cancer Australia to develop and conduct cancer research in primary care.
PEDroPhysiotherapy Evidence DatabasePEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a free database of over 29,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.
PEHSPublic and Environmental Health ServicesThe Public and Environmental Health Service monitors and promotes the health of Tasmanians.
PHAAPublic Health Association of Australia Inc.The Public Health Association of Australia Incorporated is recognised as the principal non-government organisation for public health in Australia and works to promote the health and well-being of all Australians.
PHCRISPrimary Health Care Research & Information ServiceThe Primary Health Care Research & Information Service is a national primary health care organisation based in the Discipline of General Practice at Flinders University in South Australia. PHCRIS generates, manages and shares research, information and knowledge about primary health care to accelerate the impact of research and evidence in policy and practice.
PROQOLIDPatient Reported Outcome and Quality of Life Instruments DatabaseDeveloped and managed by Mapi Research Trust, Patient Reported Outcome and Quality of Life Instruments Database aims to identify and describe Clinical Outcome Assessments (COAs) to help individuals choose appropriate instruments and facilitate their access to them.
QAIHCQueensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council is the peak body representing the Community Controlled Health Sector in Queensland at both a state and national level.
QCIDDQueensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental DisabilityThe Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability supports people with intellectual disability. It does this through research, teaching and clinical activities.
QCMHRQueensland Centre for Mental Health ResearchThe Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research is a Queensland Health funded research unit based at The Park Centre for Mental Health Treatment, Research and Education, in the Darling Downs/West Moreton Health District, Brisbane, Australia. QCMHR purpose is to reduce the disability associated with serious and persistent mental illness (SMPI) through research
QCTBCQueensland Clinical Trials and Biostatistics CentreThe Queensland Clinical Trials and Biostatistics Centre was formed at our School in September 2009 with the goal of promoting and running high quality clinical, non-clinical and biostatistical methodological studies, both locally and internationally.
QIMRQIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (formerly the Queensland Institute of Medical Research) is a world leading translational research institute focused on cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and a range of complex diseases.
QIPQuality Innovation PerformanceThe Quality Innovation Performance is a certification and accreditation organisation dedicated to supporting health and community services to manage risk and quality.
QSMAQueensland Self-Management AllianceThe Queensland Self-Management Alliance is the peak body for self-management and self-management support in Queensland. Whilst the primary focus of QSMA is chronic disease self-management, QSMA is also actively engaged in other areas of self-management, including workforce, early intervention, prevention and e-health.
RACGPRoyal Australian College of General PractitionersThe Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is the professional organisation that focuses on the safety and quality of general practice.
RACMARoyal Australasian College of Medical AdministratorsThe Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators was founded with the aim of promoting and advancing the study of health services management by medical practitioners.
RADARRegister of Australian Drug and Alcohol ResearchRADAR, is a project initiated by the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia and aims to provide a resource regarding alcohol, tobacco and other drugs research in Australia.
RAHCRemote Area Health CorpsThe Remote Area Health Corps is a program designed to increase the pool of urban-based health professionals available for work in Indigenous communities by attracting, recruiting and orienting them and then providing ongoing support and training to successfully assist the health professional to make the transition to remote practice.
RAMUSRural Australia Medical Undergraduate ScholarshipThe RAMUS Scheme is funded by the Australian Government and assists selected students with a rural background to study medicine at university. In addition to their rural background, RAMUS scholarship holders are selected on the basis of financial need and demonstrated commitment to working in rural Australia in the future.
RBWHRoyal Brisbane and Women's HospitalRoyal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital is a 929-bed quaternary and tertiary referral teaching hospital located at Herston within the Metro North Health Service District, close to the Brisbane CBD. It is a key provider of health care services for Queensland Health.
RCGPRoyal College of General PractitionersThe Royal College of General Practitioners is the professional membership body for family doctors in the UK and overseas. RCGP is committed to improving patient care, clinical standards and GP training.
RDAARural Doctor Association of AustraliaThe Rural Doctors Association of Australia was formed in 1991 and is a national body representing the interests of rural medical practitioners right around Australia.
RDNRural Doctors Network (NSW)The Rural Doctors Network is a not-for-profit and non-government organisation, and is designated by the Australian Government as the Rural Workforce Agency (RWA) in New South Wales (NSW). RDN aims to provide the highest possible standard of health care to rural and remote communities through the provision of a competent and continuing medical workforce in rural and remote NSW.
RFDSRoyal Flying Doctors ServiceThe Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world. Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, it delivers extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia.
RHCRural Health ClubsThere are 28 Rural Health Clubs (RHCs) nationally, with at least one RHC in every state and territory. RHCs aim to promote rural and remote practice to their members through information exchange, placement opportunities, support and advocacy.
RHeaNARefugee Health Network of AustraliaThe Refugee Health Network of Australia is a network of health and community professionals who share an interest and/or expertise in refugee health.
RHEFRural Health Education FoundationThe Rural Health Education Foundation is an Australian provider of television-based health education for doctors, pharmacists, nurses and allied health professionals. RHEF provides independent distance education services to general practitioners and other health professionals working in rural and remote Australia.
RHRRRural Health Research RegisterThe Monash University School of Rural Health has created an information service called RHRR (Rural Health Research Register). This contains information on a wide range of research and educational projects in the field of rural health and is a source of information on the direction and extent of recent and current research activities in rural health in Australia.
RHWARural Health Workforce AustraliaThe Rural Health Workforce Australia is the national peak body for the seven state and territory Rural Workforce Agencies. RHWA is committed to providing a skilled, well-supported health workforce that meets the needs of Australia's rural and remote communities.
RMFNRural Medical Family NetworkThe NSW Rural Medical Family Network aims to address the needs of NSW rural medical spouses and their families in order to recruit and retain doctors in rural NSW. RMFN provides support and assistance to rural medical families in NSW and also offers assistance to medical students interested in experiencing rural general practice.
RWAVRural Workforce Agency VictoriaRural Workforce Agency Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation working with communities that have underserviced health needs. RWAV aims to connect healthcare professionals looking for lifestyle and career opportunities available to them in rural and regional areas.
SHINESexual Health Information Networking & EducationSexual Health Information Networking & Education is the lead sexual health agency in South Australia. SHINE works in partnership with government, health, education and community agencies and communities to improve the sexual health and wellbeing of South Australians.
TGATherapeutic Goods AdministrationThe Therapeutic Goods Administration is Australia's regulatory authority for therapeutic goods. TGA carries out a range of assessment and monitoring activities to ensure therapeutic goods available in Australia are of an acceptable standard with the aim of ensuring that the Australian community has access, within a reasonable time, to therapeutic advances.
VACCHOVictorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health OrganisationThe Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation was established in 1996. VACCHO is the peak Aboriginal health body representing 100% of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) in Victoria. The role of VACCHO is to build the capacity of its Membership and to advocate for issues on their behalf.
WHOWorld Health OrganizationThe World Health Organization is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.