Blood cancers are among the most common cancers in Australia, responsible for almost 6,000 cancer-related deaths annually. The Leukaemia Foundation is hoping that by 2035 no Australian will lose their life to blood cancer. Accelerating blood cancer research is one of four major priorities outlined in the National Strategic Action Plan for Blood Cancer. This plan serves […]
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 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: […]
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 […]
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 […]