New CEO appointed to SA Centre
Wendy Keech commenced as Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre on January 22nd, 2018.
Wendy brings a range of research, policy and practical experience in the research translation and strategic leadership to this position. Most recently Wendy was Executive Officer/Senior Manager of the South Australian Aboriginal Chronic Disease Consortium, a key project of the SA Centre. Prior to that she was Senior Research Translation Manager in Wardliparingga Unit, the Aboriginal Research Unit at SAHMRI. Before moving to SAHMRI, Wendy spent almost 11 years as Director of Cardiovascular Health at the Heart Foundation in SA where she also had national leadership roles. Other relevant roles include Board Chair of Walking SA, Board Secretary of Reconciliation SA, Co-chair of the SA Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Working Group and past member of the SA Public Health Council.
SA Centre welcomes MRFF funding to support rapid transformational research
The Australian Government through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) has announced it will invest $10 million to support Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres and Centres for Innovation in Regional Health to conduct rapid transformational research that delivers scalable solutions to health service problems and directly benefits patients.
Healthy Ageing Project
A new $4m project bringing together the aged care industry with top research institutions will place South Australia at the forefront of the health and ageing sector.
The SA Academic Health Science and Translation Centre in partnership with the South Australian Aboriginal Health Partnership is pleased to announce the creation of the SA Aboriginal Chronic Disease Consortium.
For more information click here Introducing the South Australian Aboriginal Chronic Disease Consortium.
Contact South Australian Aboriginal Chronic Disease Consortium Executive Officer - Wendy Keech, Senior Translation Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Monitoring the implementation of Transforming Health
The Health Performance Council (HPC) has released its second indicator report monitoring the implementation of Transforming Health which monitors changes over the first two years of the Transforming Health implementation program. The selected indicators monitor changes in patient access and equity taken from the case for change stated in SA Health’s Our Next Steps:
- Too many deaths occur in our hospitals
- Long waiting times for discharge or placement
- Too many transfers between hospitals
- Senior clinicians unavailable.
For more information contact the HPC Secretariat:
Telephone: 08 8226 3188 / Fax: 08 8226 5220