Optimising Intersectoral Collaboration Between the Health and Education Sectors
University of Adelaide
Australian Research Council
Prof Annette Braunack-Mayer, A/Prof Maree O'Keefe, Dr Rachel Skinner, Dr Kirsten McCaffery, Ms Teresa Burgess, Dr Helen Marshall & Mrs Maureen Watson
Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital, CSL Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline, SA Department of Education and Children's Services, SA Department of Health
The Australian Government has a clear commitment to improving the health of all Australians. In the face of rising rates of chronic illness and attendant unsustainable high medical costs, optimising outcomes for public health initiatives, such as school based immunisation programs, is of the utmost importance. The recent H1N1 (Swine Flu)epidemic school closures highlight the need for a more effective, efficient and flexible intersection between education and health. This project offers the opportunity for the public health and education sectors to work closely together to identify how they can best configure future collaborations to maximise outcomes for all Australians.