WA's first State-wide strategy to boost health and medical research
- State's first Health and Medical Research Strategy launched today
- Ten-year plan will build a collaborative, consumer-driven ecosystem that conducts research leading to healthier communities
- Strategy leverages WA's unique points of difference into competitive advantages for the research sector
Medical Research Minister Stephen Dawson today launched an exciting 10-year plan to build Western Australia's health workforce, grow partnerships and promote the State's health and medical research achievements, both at home and around the world.
The WA Health and Medical Research Strategy 2023-2033 aims to enhance the State's research and commercial opportunities, support researchers and align WA's vibrant health and medical research sector to create new opportunities.
The strategy focuses on translating good research into better outcomes for all Western Australians, and on growing WA's talented research community.
As a first for WA, the strategy identifies six priority areas including regional and remote health, Aboriginal health, precision medicine, digital health, consumer engagement and prevention.
Underpinning the strategy is a focus on attracting local and international talent, collaboration and improving overall health outcomes throughout the WA community.
The research strategy, which is built on WA's strong track record of achievements in medical research, was developed in consultation with the State's health and medical research sector.
To view the Health and Medical Research Strategy 2023-2033 online, visit: https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Reports-and-publications/WA-Health-and-Medical-Research-Strategy-2023-2033
Comments attributed to Medical Research Minister Stephen Dawson:
"Western Australia is already home to some of the world's best researchers and boasts significant areas of strength.
"By leveraging our State's already robust research community in novel ways, we will ensure WA is well placed to meet demand for future healthcare services.
"We want to create an environment where our researchers have the tools they need to transform brilliant ideas into real change.
"Western Australians can be assured that over the next decade, there will be remarkable home-grown research developments that will attract global attention."
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