Collaborative networks

We work in collaboration with leading Australian health policy experts to deliver research and policies focused on improving health opportunities and outcomes, with particular attention to reducing the impacts of socioeconomic disadvantage.

We also provide independent, evidence-informed leadership relevant to the work of governments and others, to inform a systemic, effective and sustained approach to improving health in Australia.

Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC)

Victoria University leads the Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC), an initiative that brings together over 50 leading health organisations and 70 chronic disease experts to drive progress in preventing and reducing chronic disease.

We work through a nationally focused consensus-building process that brings together academics, clinicians, advocates and other experts.

We provide government, health services and professionals with clear and simple guidance on options for policy and practice strategies and initiatives to:

  • reduce preventable chronic conditions 
  • improve the treatment and management of established chronic conditions.

Analyse evidence

We analyse evidence and data to understand how our education and health systems perform and develop new approaches.

Support debate

We stimulate public discussion to increase understanding of the health and education challenges and opportunities.

Advise policymakers

We assist and advise policymakers to make better use of evidence in designing and implementing reform.

Being Equally Well

Being Equally Well was launched in 2021 by the Federal Health Minister. This national policy roadmap provides recommendations for major improvements to healthcare services to prevent people with serious mental illness from dying up to 23 years earlier than other Australians, primarily due to preventable poor physical health.

Through 2022, Victoria University held implementation roundtables and advisory groups, the results of which culminated into the Being Equally Well Implementation Action Plan.

Alongside this, a Medical Journal of Australia special supplement on Being Equally Well was published to support the recommendations.