As an accredited Centre for Innovation in Regional Health, the NSW Regional Health Partners builds upon existing strengths and provides a model that will transform the delivery of health care to regional, rural and remote Australia.

Our Aims are to:

  • Address the major health care challenges faced by our regional, rural and remote NSW populations. We will achieve this by setting and maintaining a focus on strategic, priority-driven translational research and knowledge implementation relevant to the needs of the populations we serve.
  • Provide our regional communities with access to best-evidence healthcare built on a foundation of discovery, innovation, rigorous implementation and evaluation. We will work in partnership to accelerate the pathway from scientific discovery and medical innovation to clinical application and community benefit.
  • Transform the health and wellbeing of our regional, rural and remote NSW population. We will support and facilitate measurable improvements in the health care systems and apply academic rigor to both prevent disease and to improve the patient journey from diagnosis to treatment to recovery.
  • Maintain sustainable delivery of the healthcare in our region. We will work in partnership to promote high-value healthcare that aims to improve care quality, equality, efficiency, value for money, and to close gaps in health and wellbeing, especially for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Our Purpose is to bring people and organisations together to transform the health and wellbeing of our population.

Our Objective is to improve the healthcare and health outcomes in regional, rural and remote communities by providing access to the most effective health discoveries and innovation.

Our Vision is to create a Centre for Innovation in Regional Health that combines research, healthcare and education to deliver solutions to address the most pressing healthcare challenges for people living in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia.

Our Commitment is to:

  • improve the health of our community by providing evidence-based health care and evidence-based health messaging
  • improve the uptake of evidence-based care by providing our staff with the knowledge transfer skills
  • assist decision making on new models of care by providing economic and social assessments and research impact measures
  • ensure the research evidence is incorporated into the health education and training programs of our partners

Our Goals in the first triennium are to:

  • develop the skills required to measure the impact of research; the skills for implementation of knowledge transfer; and the skills to deliver effective preventative health messaging
  • participate in national, State and local initiatives that will deliver our objectives
  • establish sound governance of the CIRH and effective ways of working together

The NSW Regional Health Partners Foundation Plan for 2018 is available here.