Menzies Centre for Health Policy

Menzies Centre for Health Policy

The Menzies Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) is the leading independent scholarly voice on health policy in Australia. It brings together scholars and practitioners with broad expertise in health policy, economics and health services research to produce high-quality analyses of current health policy issues, deliver annual public seminars, education programs and undertake comprehensive research projects. MCHP’s research program addresses five themes that include policies for health futures, value in health care, serious and continuing illness, equity and governance.


President’s Award for Outstanding Prevention Science Research Paper

Professor Penny  Hawe

22 September 2017: Congratulations to Professor Penny Hawe who is among a group of co-authors who have just been awarded the President’s Award for Outstanding Prevention Science Research Paper in the past year from the European Society for Prevention Research.

The paper, which appeared earlier this year in The Lancet, is the result of a workshop in Oxford last year led by Dr Harry Rutter from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and funded by the UK Health Foundation. The judges felt the paper raised potentially far-reaching implications for prevention science in relation to: how interventions are conceptualised and designed; methods to evaluate system-type interventions and potential for the role of RCT designs; and implications for broader prevention systems and how researchers, policy makers and practitioners interact.

Lancet Article link: The need for a complex systems model of evidence for public health

Seminar - Can we cure the price problem for new cancer technologies?

richard sullivan

25 October 2017: Cancer Council Australia and the Menzies Centre for Health Policy invite you to a lunchtime seminar presented by Richard Sullivan, Institute of Cancer Policy, King’s College London. Click here for more information

Seminar - The Unfulfilled Promise of Pay-for-Performance Policies in Health Care

Stephen Soumerai

7 November 2017: The Menzies Centre for Health Policy and the Centre of Research Excellence in Medicines and Ageing invite you to a seminar presented by Stephen B. Soumerai, Professor of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. Click here for more information