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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From rehabilitation to recreation

From rehabilitation to recreation

Improving cancer rehabilitation and preventing disability through exercise.

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Nurturing the future

Nurturing the future

A world-first program to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents experiencing complex trauma.

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Lower limb amputation in Bangladesh

Lower limb amputation in Bangladesh

The cultural, economic, and spiritual impacts of traumatic injury for Bangladeshi people.

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Social support for people with diabetes

Social support for people with diabetes

Optimising self-care behaviours.

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Becoming, being and belonging

Becoming, being and belonging

How therapeutic horse-riding programs offer safe places for children with cognitive disorders.

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Autism and the workplace

Autism and the workplace

Work stress has a greater impact on the wellbeing of people on the autism spectrum

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Discover our Research Centres

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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