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// // The 10-year vision is for a "collaborative consumer-driven ecosystem conducting world-leading impactful research that is translated into practice for healthier communities"...

Hot on the heels of the updated Innovation Strategy, the WA Government has published its Health and Medical Research Strategy, a 10-year outline of the priorities and direction of health and medical research for the state. Implementation will commence in July this year.

Medical Research Minister Stephen Dawson launched the plan to build Western Australia’s health workforce, grow partnerships and promote the State’s health and medical research achievements, both at home and around the world.

In a first for WA, the strategy identifies six priority areas including regional and remote health, Aboriginal health, precision medicine, digital health, consumer engagement and prevention.

WA Gov publishes health and medical research strategy
Minister Dawson launching the new strategy at a packed Harry Perkins auditorium on Wednesday night. Photo – LinkedIn.

Western Australia is already home to some of the world’s best researchers and boasts significant areas of strength.
By leveraging our State’s already robust research community in novel ways, we will ensure WA is well placed to meet demand for future healthcare services
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Innovation and Medical Research Minister Stephen Dawson
WA Gov publishes health and medical research strategy
WA Health and Medical Research Strategy, on a page

The Strategy aims to enhance the State’s research and commercial opportunities, support researchers and align WA’s vibrant health and medical research sector to create new opportunities.

Underpinning the strategy is a focus on attracting local and international talent, collaboration and improving overall health outcomes throughout the WA community.

“Western Australians can be assured that over the next decade, there will be remarkable home-grown research developments that will attract global attention”, said Minister Dawson.

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