About the Preventive and Public Health Research initiative

The Preventive and Public Health Research initiative will provide $596.5 million over 10 years between 2022-23 and 2031-32 towards research that tests innovative approaches to preventive and public health issues. It will fund targeted research into new ways to address risk factors for chronic and complex diseases in Australia.

This initiative will support projects that:

  • identify and prioritise research that will most benefit patients and their families
  • assess the effectiveness of drugs and interventions
  • support the development and implementation of strategies and approaches for improving the health of pregnant women, mothers, and young children, particularly those focused on vulnerable populations
  • support the development and implementation of strategies and approaches for addressing modifiable risk factors at key life stages
  • improve the quality of care received by Australians living with chronic respiratory diseases and conditions.

In addition, the initiative will support:

Why it is important

This initiative is important because it aims to:

  • help research findings and evidence-based practice become part of routine practice
  • improve health outcomes of people with complex and chronic conditions, particularly in disadvantaged regional and rural communities
  • integrate research outcomes into community-based health services and support education programs.

Objectives

The objective of this initiative is to support research into new ways to address risk factors for chronic and complex diseases in Australia.

Meeting our objectives

We will monitor the initiative in accordance with the principles and approach detailed in the MRFF Monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy.

Who we work with

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funds the initiative. 

Our Health and Medical Research Office oversees this and other MRFF initiatives. 

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources administer this initiative.

Apply for funding

View the MRFF grants calendar to see which grants are open, when applications close and when we expect to award funding.

Register with GrantConnect to receive notifications about future funding opportunities under this initiative.

Grants awarded

See a list of all MRFF grant recipients

Contact

For more information, contact us.

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) contact

Contact for more information about the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), or to provide feedback on the MRFF website.

General enquiries:
MRFF [at] health.gov.au
MRFF website or newsletter feedback:
HMRO [at] health.gov.au

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funds high quality health and medical research to build research capability, support researchers, encourage the translation of research into better health outcomes and promote the highest ethical standards for health and medical research.

help [at] nhmrc.gov.au

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Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Contact the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Medical Research Future Fund enquiries
MRFF [at] industry.gov.au

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Last updated: 
29 March 2022