On Tuesday 13 November 2018, we hosted the ACT Health Summit: Research, Teaching and Training with our partners the Australian National University and the University of Canberra.
The summit brought together local leaders and decision makers—in health, tertiary education and research—to agree on shared priorities that will improve the health of Canberra, and drive a new vision for our health system.
We want to ensure the ACT is a leader in health innovation and excellence, and by working collaboratively with our partners, we can achieve this.
Key areas of discussion:
- Developing a strong research culture in the territory focused on patients, family and community
- Investing in infrastructure to support high quality facilities for teaching, training and practice
- Driving Canberra’s health capacity and capability
- Piloting new approaches to health service delivery
- Attracting talented health professionals to the ACT
- Strengthening our strategic partnerships
- Effectively translating research and knowledge into practice and policy.
Attendees represented the following organisations:
- Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Minister for Medical and Health Research, Minister for Higher Education
- Office of the Minister for Mental Health
- ACT Health Directorate
- Australian National University
- University of Canberra
- Canberra Health Services
- Australian Catholic University
- Canberra Institute of Technology
- ACT Government, Economic Development Directorate
- Australian Government Department of Health
- National Health and Medical Research Council
- Health Care Consumers’ Association
Read about the outcomes of the summit in the ACT Health Summit: Research, Teaching and Training Communique.