The Victorian Collaborative Healthcare Recovery Initiative 

The Victorian Collaborative Healthcare Recovery Initiative (VCHRI) is a state-wide collaboration between MACH, Monash Partners and Western Alliance who form the Victorian Research Translation Centre Collaborative (VRTCC).


The VCHRI is funding by the Victorian State Government to develop projects that contribute to the redesign and improvement of Victoria’s healthcare system, driving recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic through research-led innovation.

The VCHRI Project Steering Committee

The NHMRC accredited Victorian translation centres include Monash Partners, Melbourne Academic Centre for Health and Western Alliance which links across rural and regional Victoria. Over 95% of health and medical research occur in these centres and their role is to embed research into healthcare to improve health outcomes. The VRTCC has been tasked with contributing to the Victorian healthcare recovery efforts through identifying priorities, supporting research and evidence translation and improving outcomes.  

Project Steering Committee Membership

Members of the committee will include two nominated academic leads from each of the centres (chairs of the data and health services research committees), an academic GP, and a consumer. The members will be responsible for overseeing the VCHRI. The committee is chaired by Prof Helena Teede, the Executive Director of Monash Partners. 

  • Click here to download the Terms of Reference for this steering committee:

Project Updates

To support this statewide initiative, MACH has provided funding to the Learning Health System (LHS) pilot projects, led by Professor Wendy Chapman and Professor Harriet Hiscock (MACH Projects 1-4). The aim is to understand where the greatest needs for healthcare reform may be, through two data-driven projects to gather evidence about how healthcare provision has changed during the pandemic; and two projects to explore patient perceptions of telehealth and virtual care.

The MACH office has published the first edition of the MACH LHS newsletter that aims to update the MACH network on a quarterly basis on the progress of the pilot projects.

For more information please contact MACH Senior Project Officer Ms Lauren Wallis:

Media Releases 

Victorian Translation Centres Collaborative COVID-19 Healthcare Recovery Initiative

Read about the state funded VCHRI proposal has been that has been recently awarded funding to further research relating to the impacts of COVID-19.

16 June 2020

AHRA Press Release : Collaborative research is crucial in the fightback against COVID-19

Read about the imperative for collaboration between translational centres that bring together leading researchers, clinicians, and health service leaders during the COVID-19 Crisis. 

8 April 2020


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