Women's Health Research Translation Network Community of Interest

The TAAHC Women's Health Research Translation Network (WHRTN) Community of Interest (CoI) spans the TAAHC footprint from Mackay to Mount Isa, bringing together researchers, clinicians and communities to identify women's health gaps and priorities in Northern Queensland.

The  WHRTN has nine priority areas to collaborate for better health through research:

  1. Preconception, pregnancy, postpartum and intrapartum health of women and babies
  2. Mental health
  3. Reproductive health
  4. Chronic disease and preventative health including cancer and heart disease
  5. Healthy lifestyle, nutrition, physical activity and the prevention of obesity
  6. Violence and abuse
  7. Indigenous health
  8. Health ageing, and
  9. Sexual health

With the CoI membership representing each of these priority ares, we aim to build a strong and supportive human resource network, enhancing collaboration, communication, and knowledge transfer across the region.  WHRTN direction and activities are guided by seven overarching principles:

  1. Women in their lived environment including social determinants of health
  2. Responsibility for co-design and translation and impact
  3. Community engagement and empowerment
  4. Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention across all priorities
  5. Health literacy and shared decision making
  6. Equity for priority and vulnerable populations including Indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse, refugee, gender diverse individuals, and those in rural and regional areas
  7. Research processes require partnership, transparency, governance, priority setting, stakeholder engagement and large-scale collaboration – hence it requires sophisticated processes and organisations with the capacity, credibility, and capability to undertake these processes.