Healthcare Organisation Support Disclosure

We provide a range of support for Healthcare organisations across Australia including financial grants and donations.

We are committed to working with these Healthcare organisations with the highest level of transparency and ethical standards.

To ensure common understandings and transparency, a written agreement outlining the conditions and outcomes of our support is developed in consultation with receiving organisations. All grants and donations provided to Healthcare organisations are published annually on our website.

Grants provided in 2017

Hepatitis Victoria

Hepatitis B Education, Testing and Referral Outreach

Unrestricted grant to support workshops including five priority populations: Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Afghani and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders within Victoria, offering:

  • Hepatitis B education
  • Serological testing for hepatitis B
  • Access for all workshop attendees to vaccination against hepatitis B
  • Assistance with referral and medical follow-up

Funding: AU$ 80,532

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Hunter Medical Research Institute – University of Newcastle

Severe Asthma Treatable Traits Respiratory Research Fellowship

Unrestricted grant to support a Respiratory Research Fellowship with the following objectives:

  • To undertake a 2-year research fellowship, focused on treatable traits in severe asthma and obstructive airways diseases.
  • To provide an opportunity for a post-doctoral fellow to further develop their skills and expertise in the conception, implementation and management of translational research skills
  • To foster excellence in respiratory research in a research organisation focused on severe asthma

Funding: AU$ 50,00.00

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The Travel Health and Advisory Group

Independent education grant to support core and project based activities

Unrestricted grant for funding provided to THAG to support the following:

  • Meetings of the group 2-3 times per year
  • Maintenance and promotion of the THAG (welltogo.org.au) website
  • Representation to peak health bodies and government about the need to produce educational resources, including clinical practice guidelines, to assist healthcare professionals in providing high quality travel health advice
  • Production of fact sheets on travel health issues
  • Act as expert reference group for travel health matters
  • Further research into the barriers and facilitators for the Australian community seeking pre-travel health advice
  • Development of case studies of travellers who have experienced travel health problems

Funding: AU$ 15,000.00

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Pulmonary Hypertension Society of Australia and New Zealand

PHSANZ Research Fellowship

Unrestricted grant to support a Research Fellowship in the area of pulmonary hypertension with the aim of increasing clinical knowledge regarding:

  • Epidemiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in Australia and New Zealand
  • Predictors of survival and outcomes of PAH
  • Effects of drug therapies on survival
  • Healthcare utilisations and health access inequalities of PAH

Funding: AU$ 45,000.00

PHSANZ Masterclass program

Objectives of the program:

  • Increase clinical knowledge regarding
  • Epidemiology and aetiology of pulmonary hypertension (PH)
  • Pathophysiology of PH
  • Differential diagnosis and management of PH
  • Predictors of survival and outcomes
  • Options for optimal drug therapies and implications on outcomes
  • Transplant medicine
  • Multi-disciplinary care and management of PH

Unrestricted grant providing financial support for the program including scientific program content development and steering committee meetings, prospectus, curriculum and educational tools, state-based advertising and awareness campaigns, venue and AV costs for all meetings.

Funding: AU$ 100,000.00

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National Asthma Council Australia

Information paper for Healthcare Professionals: Targeted Biological Therapies for Asthma

The emergence of biological medications has provided new options for treating patients with difficult-to-treat asthma. Although these medications may be initiated only by certain specialists, it is important that GPs, pharmacists and other health professionals understand the role of these new medications and how their patients may benefit.

This unrestricted grant was to assist with the development, design and production of an information paper for health professionals on the role of biologicals in difficult-to-treat asthma.

Funding: AU$ 40,000.00

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Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (Wollongong Hospital)

Purchase of IKA© MS3 Digital Vortex Mixer

Funding: AU$ 1,600.00

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Australian Scleroderma Interest Group

ASIG Australian Scleroderma Cohort Study (ASCS)

ASCS, a multicentre observational cohort of patients with systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), was established in 2007. Clinical and survival data from incident and prevalent patients are collected longitudinally. One of the key objectives is the Australian Scleroderma Screening Program for early identification of cardiopulmonary complications, such as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in order to improve outcomes including survival.

Unrestricted grant to help fund costs associated with managing the ASIG registry and the ASCS for 2017/2018.

Funding: AU$ 30,000.00

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