Tropical health systems
Research in the Tropical health systems theme focusses on strengthening and building health workforce and health systems, particularly in rural, remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Work in this area includes:
- Health workforce development
- Development of new models of healthcare delivery
- Working with clinical partners to translate research findings into healthcare improvements
- Capacity-building within underserved healthcare systems
- Indigenous health
- Occupational health and safety
Tropical Centre for Telehealth Practice and Research – connecting rural Queensland with health specialists
Professor Sabe Sabesan of Townsville Hospital and Health Service, Icon Cancer Care, JCU and AITHM is the architect of a Queensland
Professor Sabesan has developed and evaluated various
Impact within the north Queensland health system – the Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre (TAAHC)
AITHM is set to serve as a research hub for the Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre (TAAHC) a new, unique and powerful research partnership between James Cook University, the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network and five Queensland health authorities: Mackay, Townsville, Cairns and Hinterland, North West, and Torres and Cape.
Spanning a vast tract of north Queensland, TAAHC will support the application and adoption of research knowledge within the health system, driving improvements for patients and efficiencies for service providers.