Townsville Australian Academic Health Centre (TAAHC)
In 2018, five Northern Queensland Hospital and Health Services: Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service , Mackay Hospital and Health Service, North West Hospital and Health Service, Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service , Townsville Hospital and Health Service in collaboration with the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network and James Cook University , established the Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre (TAAHC). This initiative will support high-quality ‘bench-to-bedside’ medical research facilitating the advancement of health, through the promotion of the study and research of health topics of special importance to people living in the tropics.
TAAHC will pursue this aim through:
- promoting and building research capacity in the health services sector;
- promoting opportunities for research and development relevant to the delivery of health services, including primary, secondary and tertiary care;
- promoting methods and opportunities for translation of research into clinical practice;
- identifying and maximising opportunities to work collaboratively and constructively with other interested individuals and entities to improve health outcomes and patient experiences, through research and related activities;
- wherever possible, making a positive contribution to health outcomes and patient experiences in domestic and overseas health systems;
- maximising cooperation and collaboration between the Members;
- building upon and enhancing, rather than duplicating, other known research;
- demonstrating good governance and strong leadership
For more information about TAAHC visit the TAAHC web site.