The Breakfast launch of the Business of Health Research Network brought together four different sets of stakeholders with an interest in health research.
The Business of Health Network works to address issues around wellbeing from a business perspective.
There is an observed positive correlation between health and economic prosperity which is not well understood. This Network will foster research connections to provide greater understanding in the connections between health and economic prosperity, exposing synergies and identifying contradictions in this area.
The Overall Mission of the Network is:
Big food and drink companies are under fire from health advocates and parents for bombarding children with junk food advertising and sophisticated marketing techniques.
Professor Corinne Mulley and A/Professor Teresa Davis met with The Hon. Kevin John Humphries, MP (Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Healthy Lifestyles, and Minister for Western New South Wales) discussing a wide range of topics at the interface of government, policy and the business of health. Minister Humphries identified his top priority as meeting State Plan targets relating to keeping people healthy and reducing reliance on the health care system. He is particularly concerned about reducing obesity rates. Collaboration amongst public health stakeholders was identified as having strong synergies with the Business of Health network members especially around physical activity, food labelling and healthy eating for children. We hope to continue the dialogue in the areas of interest to Minister Humphries' portfolio.
© 2013 The University of Sydney. Last updated: 29 November, 2013
ABN: 15 211 513 464. CRICOS number: 00026A. Phone: +61 2 9351 2222.