Our CREHSCI is a partnership and collaborative initiative who brings the expertise of several key stakeholders to enhance integrated health and social care.
The University of Sydney
Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics
The Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics conducts health policy research, analysis, advice and education.
We focus on improving public health outcomes through policy innovation and practical implementation. With a program of community engagement, the Centre encourages informed debate about how Australians can influence health policy to ensure that it is consistent with their values and priorities; policies that are able to deliver safe, high-quality health care that is sustainable in the long term.
The Centre has a particular interest in the policy conundrums posed by the growing challenge of chronic illness. Our research has demonstrated a strong commitment to patient centred outcomes.
New South Wales
UNSW Sydney is a powerhouse of cutting-edge research, teaching and innovation.
We are one of the top 100 universities in the world, with more than 59,000 students and a 7,000-strong research community. Located in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, the University was established in 1949 with a unique focus on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines.
UNSW is committed to making a difference by focusing on areas critical to the future. Pioneering research and sustained innovation are addressing some of the most important issues of today – from climate change and renewable energies to lifesaving medical treatments and breakthrough technologies. In the social sciences, UNSW research informs policy and expert commentary in issues facing society, ranging from human rights and constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians to public health and population ageing.
Sydney Local Health District
Sydney Local Health District is responsible for providing health care services to more than 700,000 people living in the centre and inner west of Sydney and beyond. The District is home to RPA, Concord, Canterbury, Balmain and Sydney Dental Hospitals as well as a range of integrated healthcare services in our community including community health, mental health, drug health and aged care services.
Sydney Local Health District is committed to achieving excellence in health and healthcare for all. The District’s patient and family centred approach is reflected through its staff and services.
The District is known as a pioneer in healthcare, with world-leading clinicians, researchers and research institutes.
The HUE Collaboratory will look at how urban policy and governance in Sydney can lead to better health outcomes for local and global populations. We support local health districts to translate health and environment research into policy and action. We work with public health academics, clinicians, social scientists, public health leaders and executives, and built and natural environment specialists to bring Sydney to the forefront of healthy urban environments.
Health Justice Australia is the national centre of excellence for health justice partnership, supporting collaborations between services to achieve better health and justice outcomes for vulnerable communities.
Health Justice Australia supports the expansion and effectiveness of health justice partnerships through
Knowledge and its translation; building capability; and driving systems change by connecting the experience of people coming through health justice partnerships, and their practitioners, with opportunities for lasting systems change through reforms to policy settings, service design and funding.
and IFIC Australia
The goal of the Foundation is to act as the leading voice on and advocate of integrated care through proactive collaboration with its wide range of beneficiaries. By bringing these various perspectives together, IFIC seeks to provide a unique forum for knowledge exchange with the ultimate aim of maximising the health and wellbeing of people and communities while improving the overall effectiveness and sustainability of health and care systems.
Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University is a research institution driven by impact. We believe excellent research and practical outcomes are essential parts of our overarching research mission. Our research has real impact upon the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of our regional, national and international communities.
Healthy Homes and Neighbourhoods
A number of families living in our community experience many barriers to accessing health and social care. The problems that these families face are highly complex, often spanning over generations, and cannot be addressed by one agency alone. In Sydney, the Healthy Homes and Neighbourhoods (HHAN) Integrated Care Initiative attempts to connect services to address these barriers, and ensure vulnerable families have their complex health and social needs met; keep themselves and their children safe; and keep families connected to society.
The Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE)’s mission is to “co-create intelligence for better health equity” in and beyond South Western Sydney. We do this, of course, with our owners, patrons, supporters and governors. CHETRE has formal relations with the three motherships – University of New South Wales (the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity), South Western Sydney Local Health District (Division of Population Health) and the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research.
CRESCHI is supported by the Central Coast Research Institute for Integrated Care (CCRI), a joint venture of the University of Newcastle and the Central Coast Local Health District. CCRI's role is to support CRESCHI in the dissemination and translation of research knowledge on integrated health and social care across Australia and internationally. Specifically, the CCRI will support the continued development of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Australia, a national network dedicated to advancing the science, knowledge, and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice in Australia. Professor Nick Goodwin, Director of the CCRI and co-Founder and former CEO of IFIC, will provide leadership to CRESCHI to this endeavour.