Centre for Excellence in Rural & Regional Health to be established in Burnie

Northern Tasmania will become a hub for preventive health research that will keep people in regional and rural Australia healthier for longer after a landmark agreement was reached last week.  

The Federal Government has committed to provide $2.4 million to the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Excellence in Rural and Regional Health in Burnie. The funding agreement will see cutting-edge research, aimed at preventing health issues in regional and remote Australia, and translating research knowledge into health care practice.  

The funding will be provided through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). The MRFF is a $20 billion investment in the health of Australians, the economy and the sustainability of Australia’s health system. Through the MRFF the Government is supporting Australia’s world-class scientists and researchers to undertake cutting-edge research that will inform better diagnosis and treatment options for Australians living with chronic and complex conditions.

More information is available in the joint announcement from Prime Minister the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP and Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP.