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:
- Demography and Ageing
- 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.
The Centre for Health Policy runs a number of short courses in Health Program Evaluation and Health Economics:
- Designing Economic Evaluation Alongside Clinical Studies
- Health Program Evaluation: Scoping the Evaluation Plan
- Incorporating Health Economics into Grant Proposals
- Introduction to Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Health
- Practical methods for Health Economic Evaluation
We also contribute to teaching within the Master of Public Health.