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.
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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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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