About the initiative
We set up the Targeted Translation Research Accelerator initiative to improve the lives of patients with chronic conditions. The first priorities were diabetes and heart disease.
It has now been consolidated into the Preventive and Public Health Research initiative under the MRFF 10-year plan.
Why it was important
Chronic conditions affect millions of Australians.
Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children. There is no cure for type 1 diabetes and no proven approach to prevent it.
Heart disease is one of Australia's largest health problems and kills one Australian every 12 minutes.
We will now address this initiative’s priorities through Preventive and Public Health Research.
For more information contact us.