The Centre for Health Policy (formerly Centre for Health Policy Programs and Economics) undertakes evaluations of health policy at international, national, state and local levels. The centre is multi-disciplinary bringing together clinicians, economists, implementation scientists, lawyers, managers, psychologists, sociologists and political scientists. The Centre for Health Policy has four streams:
- Evaluation and Implementation Science
- Health Economics
- Health Systems and Workforce
- Law and Public Health
The centre has attracted over $67 million in funding from key granting bodies such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australian Research Council (ARC) and from organisations such as Commonwealth and state/territory health departments that fund contract research. Our mission is to contribute to the health of the community through research, teaching and service relevant to health policy and programs. It aims to achieve this mission by improving the community’s ability to critically evaluate the performance and funding of health policy and health programs. It also includes methodological development, exemplary practice and a varied program of teaching and training.