The Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI) was officially launched by Ms Shelly Park, Professor Christina Mitchell and Professor Helena Teede on Wednesday 28 May, 2014 at Monash Medical Centre. It was attended by 70 invited friends and guests.
Speaking at this occasion Shelly Park, Christina Mitchell and Helena Teede all reinforced the strong commitment by Monash Health and Monash University toward ongoing medical, clinical and translational research, across all clinical disciplines, for the improvement of health and wellbeing of our communities.
The launch of MCHRI acknowledges the key partnership between Monash Health and Monash University and acknowledges MCHRI as a unique, non-disease, non-discipline specific ‘implementation laboratory’ focused on delivering improved health outcomes.
Located at Monash Health within the Monash Health Translation Precinct, MCHRI aims to create, synthesise, implement and translate clinical, health services and public health knowledge, underpinned by cross sector end user engagement, to deliver propitious health impact.
MCHRI has three core programs supporting Monash Health and Monash University staff:
- Monash Health clinical services and public health research, translation and implementation program
- An interdisciplinary methodological platform for the continued support and strengthening of clinical research, implementation and translation
- A capacity building, clinical research, implementation and translation training program
MCHRI will harness the collective effort and expertise across a range of clinical disciplines and research themes within the Advanced Health Sciences Centre (including Monash Health and Alfred Health), University Faculties, Independent Institutes, NGOs and community groups. It will engage actively with other sectors including government and with patients and communities to bring a breadth of expertise and perspectives to address challenges in health, to drive innovation and to deliver improved patient experience and health outcomes.