Healthy people, families & communities

Promoting physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing for all individuals and across all stages of life is key to the creation of inclusive, equitable and prosperous societies.

La Trobe researchers build clinical capability and policy expertise to enhance individual and community wellbeing, reduce disease, and create equitable health solutions for all. Our researchers partner with health research networks, non-profit organisations, industry and government.

Goal:

A healthy, safe and equitable life course for everyone​

Our priorities are to:

Improve clinical practice and social wellbeing

Our researchers gather and evaluate information to build evidence that will lead to improved clinical outcomes for patients and sound policy outcomes for the wider public.

Achieve equity and inclusion

Our researchers support equitable health outcomes by examining policy, intervention and prevention strategies.

Promote wellbeing across the lifespan

Our researchers investigate and endorse every aspect of a flourishing life for people of all ages and abilities, and enhance performance, management, participation and safety in sport for everyone.

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Improving the mental health care experience

Improving the mental health care experience

New research aims to put lived experience at the heart of our mental health systems

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What predicts a quality experience in aged care?

What predicts a quality experience in aged care?

Researchers have analysed over 17,000 Consumer Experience Report interviews to determine the predictors of a quality aged care experience

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Working better while working from home

Working better while working from home

Research into working at home unearths some surprising discoveries.

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A friendly app for challenging times

A friendly app for challenging times

Our researchers are using artificial intelligence to help people access vital mental health resources

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Breaking through barriers to recovery

Breaking through barriers to recovery

Improving the lives of survivors of acquired brain injury and their families

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Supporting parents of children on the autism spectrum

Supporting parents of children on the autism spectrum

A digital screening app enables parents to take positive steps to help their children

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The Academic and Research Collaborative in Health (ARCH) is a major, multi-site partnership that links La Trobe with eight major health and social care providers, consumers and the research community. The ARCH promotes close ties between research, workforce training, clinical education, clinical practice, policy development and consumer engagement. Together with our partners we ensure high quality, evidence-based healthcare for Australians, co-produced research, innovative education to build workforce capability and pathways to train our future research leaders.

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