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Innovation in health service delivery and preventative health and medicine are the focus of grant-making in this program area.
The enormous scope and need for innovation in health service delivery and preventative health and medicine program underlies our Health & Disability funding. Our grants target programs that help improve quality of life for those in our community living with disability or illness and support programs that focus on the prevention of diseases.
The sheer number and diversity of organisations working in this sector reflects that demand for specialised solutions to the complex, multi-faceted challenges faced by people living with chronic illness and disability. We see an important opportunity for new technology and shared learning to deliver new opportunities for organisations working in this sector and better outcomes for patients.
The main priorities of the program are to promote good health for all Australians and improve outcomes for people living with disability. Research and development in public health and preventative medicine initiatives are an important part of this program.
The Health & Disability program area was previously known as Healthy Communities.
In 2011, 12 grants with a total value of $670,000 were approved in this program area, including $150,000 to the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to support the creation and dissemination of a special documentary package showcasing the exemplary program being run at Port Phillip Specialist School, which uses arts as a vehicle for learning and engagement for kids with intellectual disabilities.
Details of our Health & Disability grants can be found in our Grants Database. Potential applicants should refer to the Funding Objectives in the Apply for a Grant section for more information about current funding priorities.