Health Translation SA aims to enable research findings to be translated into action, as quickly as possible and in a practical way, to ensure that health research can positively impact on the health of individuals and the community.
What is Health Translation?
Often there is a significant time lag between new health and medical research findings leading to changes in clinical practice, health professional education and policy.
The aim of health research translation is to “translate” research findings into practical actions that will positively impact on the health of individuals and the community at a scale and speed that can make a tangible and timely difference to their health.
Health Translation Centres across Australia, and internationally, bring together higher education institutions who deliver medical and other health professional education, researchers and health service providers to achieve high standards of clinical care, more targeted health service research and education of health professionals. Consumers are integral to ensuring research is focused on the areas that are most needed and relevant for our community.
Health Translation SA is an Advanced Health Research Translation Centre (AHTRC) accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in 2015 for an initial 5 years. It was formerly known as the South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre.
The activities of Health Translation SA focuses on three areas:
We build capacity amongst academics, researchers, clinicians and policy makers to enable and drive research translation.
We influence and re-orientate systems to ensure there is the infrastructure in place to accelerate research findings into action.
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