History & Vision
In 2015, the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) was recognised by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as one of the first four Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres (AHRTCs) in Australia. These Centres are based on the Academic Health Science Centre model that have been successful in the US, UK and across Europe in bringing together academia and healthcare to accelerate the translation of research into clinical care.
The objectives of the MACH are to:
Facilitate collaboration between the partners to conduct research and trial initiatives that will lead to better health outcomes and patient experiences;
Promote best practice in healthcare and community and public health;
Promote and build the research capacity of our Partners;
Provide policy advice to governments, and;
Work cooperatively with governments and other organisations to improve health outcomes and patient experiences.
The mission of the MACH is to lead health translation through innovation.