Acknowledgements

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NSW Regional Health Partners respectfully acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners and custodians of the land in which our facilities are located, and pay respect to the Elders, community members and the community-controlled health services with whom we aim to partner to improve the health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our shared region.

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The status of Centre for Innovation in Regional Health (CIRH) is granted by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), to encourage leadership in health research and translation of direct relevance and benefit to regional and remote areas of Australia. NHMRC identifies exemplars of collaboration in health and medical research, research translation, research-infused education and training, and outstanding health care in a regional and/or remote setting.

The partners of NSW Regional Health Partners CIRH are grateful to the NHMRC for acknowledging the high quality, innovative and collaborative health and medical research efforts being undertaken across our region, through accreditation as an NHMRC CIRH.

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The CIRH partners also acknowledge the NSW Office for Health and Medical Research (OHMR). OHMR has formally recognised the collaborative work being done across our region through designation of as a Translational Research Hub since 2014.

NSW Health has supported the enhanced role for research hubs that include key roles in fostering translation, innovation and research capacity. The NSW Health and Medical Research Hub Strategy provides a framework for the future role and development of these research hubs.

This support and strategy has underpinned the structures and provided a clear pathway for the former HNECCMNC Research Hub to mature into a successful NHMRC Centre for Innovation in Regional Health – known as NSW Regional Health Partners.