Menzies Centre for Health Policy

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.


New Publication: Framing health for land-use planning legislation: A qualitative descriptive content analysis.

Dr Patrick Harris

January 2016: Dr Patrick Harris and colleagues apply a political science approach to investigate the question 'how and to what extent were health and wider issues framed in submissions to the recent review of the New South Wales (Australia) land-use planning system. Access the article

Report in Top 5 2015 MJA papers

Menzies Centre for Health Policy

31 December 2015: What doctors should know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - a report by Anne Marie Thow, Deborah Gleeson and Sharon Friel - made the Top 5 2015 MJA papers. Coming in at number 3 it discusses how Doctors can help to protect public health by highlighting the effects of proposed provisions on patients, opposing health-damaging provisions, arguing for the agreement to be worded in ways that protect public health and seeking greater transparency in the TPPA negotiations. Read the report

International Symposium on the issue of low-value care

Associate Professor Adam Elshaug

December 2015: Associate Professor Adam Elshaug was an invited guest to The Commonwealth Fund's 18th International Symposium on Health Care Policy to present on a panel entitled "Getting Value for Money: The Challenge of Eliminating Low Value Care". The meeting aims to be provocative and enlightening as it examines different approaches being taken to address problems shared by our health care systems and highlights opportunities for cross-national learning. Australia’s Secretary to The Department of Health, Mr Martin Bowles, was in attendance.