What is Monash Partners?
The purpose of Monash Partners is to connect researchers, clinicians and community to innovate for better health.
Monash Partners is Australia’s first Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC), and in 2015 was recognised by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as one of four internationally leading centres of its kind in Australia.
Since its inception in 2011, Monash Partners has worked as a collaborative force to improve the health and wellbeing of about 15 per cent of Australia’s population, or 3.5 million people, throughout Melbourne’s south-east corridor.
With a mix of public and private hospitals, health research and teaching organisations, our partners care for Victoria’s most culturally and diverse communities, where more than 100 different languages are spoken.
Here are just some of our many achievements to date:
Offering free training in accredited Good Clinical Practice (GCP), along with refresher training, to all paid employees of our 10 partner organisations reaching over 1000 of our front line staff in 2017.
Playing a lead role in establishing the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA), a National Alliance of academic health science centres.
Streamlining and transforming Research Ethics and Governance approvals processes, making it more efficient for researchers to undertake clinical research.
Establishing national patient registries to collect data. The partnership’s prostrate cancer registry, for example, is now capturing data on more than 85 per cent of new cases in Victoria.
- We have secured an innovative and transformative partnership with Equity Trustees, providing $904,000 for high impact research projects that will directly benefit children and those suffering with cancer, heart disease and depression. These funds will enable unprecedented collaboration and improve the quality of life of our patients, including the most vulnerable in our community. See our list of Equity Trustee-funded projects.
Creating the Monash Partners Falls Alliance, which spans six health services. The alliance is scoping where money is spent on activities that help prevent patient falls, ensuring these are evidence based and effective, helping to improve strategies and lead to better patient outcomes.
- We received $2.22 million through the Medical Research Future Fund in the 2017 Federal Budget to undertake high quality research projects in national health and medical research priority areas. These projects leverage the strengths within our partnership and increase the pace and scale of patient and community benefit See our list of Medical Research Future Fund-funded projects.
- Through a community partnership we have funded research projects aimed at improving the quality of life of patients with Cystsic Fibrosis. See our list of Community-Funded projects.
A large number of other innovative projects are also in the pipeline to help the diverse and extensive population of Victorians under our care.
We hope much of our groundbreaking research and clinical practice will also be of wider benefit, both in Australia and internationally.