The South Australian Academic Health Science Translation Centre (SA Centre) is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Accredited Advanced Health Research Translation Centre (AHRTC). It was accredited in 2015 for five years and now there are now nine accredited centres across Australia. These centres were established to accelerate the translation of health and medical research findings into policy, education and clinical practice to improve health outcomes through better engagement with the research community. This approach acknowledges that by combining the expertise and strengths of partner organisations that represent health services, academia, policy and research agencies, these centres are effectively placed to tackle the pressing challenges in health care provision.
The SA Centre is a unique partnership between nine academic, research, consumer and health care agencies within South Australia and encompasses the full breadth of health service delivery across the state.
In the past few months, the SA Centre has refreshed its governance and operational structures to enable it to move more strategically towards its vision and mission.