About Us

NSW Regional Health Partners (NSWRHP) was formed with a common interest of improving the lives of people living in rural and regional NSW. In collaboration with our partners, we work to improve the health and wellbeing of regional, rural and remote communities by accelerating the translation of evidence into practice.

We actively support new ways of working by fostering connections among researchers, clinicians and health service managers to cultivate strong and genuine partnerships between the healthcare and academic sectors. Leveraging our diverse skills, expertise and scale, we aim to address the real health and health service needs faced by those living in regional and rural NSW.

We are proud to be one of 14 Research Translation Centres in Australia accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), in recognition of our leadership in health research and research translation.

Our strategic priorities are focused on:

    • Driving high quality, health service-led, translational research that reflects health service and community needs;
    • Developing capacity and capability in translational research and evidence-based decision making within partner organisations;
    • Increasing meaningful consumer and community involvement in translational health research; and
    • Building collaborations between clinicians, consumers, managers, researchers and policy makers.

Our Region

From the Central Coast to the QLD border, our region encompasses three local health districts and 32 Local Government Areas.

We serve a population of more than 1.4 million people, including 10% (77,200) of Australia’s Indigenous population.

NSWRHP Region Map
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