Challenging the Medical Research Future Fund to focus on public health

Melissa Sweet (Editor), Fran Baum, Matt Fisher

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    As previously reported at Croakey (see here and here, for example), many questions have been raised about the Medical Research Future Fund, including what appears to be a narrow focus on medical research, rather than the wider determinants of health.

    Submissions close today for those wishing to make suggestions for the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy (Strategy) and related Priorities.

    Meanwhile, a joint submission from a number of health groups makes a powerful argument for the Fund to prioritise research into the wider determinants of health and health inequalities, as Professor Fran Baum and Dr Matt Fisher write below.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages5
    Specialist publicationCroakey Health Media
    PublisherCroakey health blog
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2016


    • Medical Research Future Fund
    • Medical research
    • Research funding


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