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Corporate entry Melbourne Academic Centre for Health

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  • MACH (Acronym)


The Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) is a joint venture between multiple medical and research organisations that aims to support the translation and implementation of research in practice and policy. MACH is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre (AHRTC).


Advanced Health Research Translation Centres (AHRTC)s are identified by the National Health and Medical Research Council as organisations that can speed up the translation of medical research into practice and policy. The AHRTC initiative was established in 2014. A 2017 review described AHTRCs as "promotes[ing] leadership in research and evidence-based clinical care, accelerates translation of research findings into health care and encourages research-infused education and training, at international levels of excellence. AHRTCs are characterised by scale, scope and excellence. Each AHRTC's research activities span biomedical science, clinical medicine, public health and health services, whilst translational activities can encompass public health, hospitals, and primary and community health care. The Centres have strong collaborations with the communities they serve, with consumer engagement and involvement a key success factor" (Singh et al, 2017, p.2).

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  • Singh, Alan; Brown, Edward; Davies, Rebecca; King, Malcolm; Schechter, Martin; Walley, Tom; and Whitworth, Judith, Recognition of Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres and Centres for Innovation in Regional Health: Report to NHMRC from the International Review Panel - Recognition of AHRTCs and CIRHs (National Health and Medical Research Council, 2017), Details

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