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13 March 2020

Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre becomes third Centre for Innovation in Regional Health

Extracted from media release published 06 March 2020 by the Federal Department of Health

Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre (TAAHC) in North Queensland has become the third Centre for Innovation in Regional Health accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

The Centre has demonstrated research excellence and leadership in research based clinical care and training, in addressing the region’s healthcare needs.

The Minister for Health, Hon Greg Hunt MP today announced the accreditation.

The centre has a focus on the needs of the region across a wide geographical area. This includes health workforce models, such as tele-oncology, to deliver high-quality health services to people in regional and remote communities, as well as tackling infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases prevalent in northern Queensland, and establishing training programs to build the research capability of clinicians in the region.

Read the full release

It is expected that TAACH will join the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA), joining MACH and eight other Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres and Centres for Innovation in Regional Health from across Australia.

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