A vision for the future: research and innovation as core functions of the health system

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Vision report puts forward a vision for urgently developing and implementing plans to integrate research and innovation in the health system to transform health outcomes for the Australian community, enhance health system management, and optimise the economic benefits of Australian innovation.

Australia’s Data-Enabled Research Future: Health and Medical Sciences

Australia’s data-enabled future: health and medical sciences is a report from the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) reviewing the needs and requirements, challenges, and opportunities in Australia’s health data ecosystem. This AAHMS report is part of a joint project between the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), Australia’s five Learned Academies and ACOLA on data-enabled research across all fields.

Maintaining strong foundations and building resilience: planning Australia’s path through the COVID-19 pandemic

In December 2020, the Academy published a report looking to 2021 and asking how Australia can continue to successfully manage the pandemic. The report, ‘Maintaining strong foundations and building resilience: planning Australia’s path through the COVID-19 pandemic’, concluded that for the foreseeable future, national control of the COVID-19 pandemic will need to be driven by: […]

Health impacts of the Australian bushfires

In response to the devastating bushfire season over the summer of 2019-2020, the Academy investigated health issues associated with bushfires and smoke exposure. Our work aimed to define what is known and what is unknown about the short, medium and long-term impacts on physical and mental health. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […]

COVID-19 policy activities

The Academy is actively addressing the policy implications of the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia. Please visit our our information hub for the most up to date information on all our activities.  This page features a few policy highlights.  Policy reports  Our December 2020 report, ‘Maintaining strong foundations and building resilience: planning Australia’s path through the […]