Menzies Centre for Health Policy

The University of Sydney 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: Including health in environmental impact assessments: is an institutional approach useful for practice?

Dr Patrick Harris

16 February 2015: Internationally the inclusion of health within environmental impact assessment (EIA) has been shown to be limited. While health-focused research has focused on the technical provision of health information, policy analysis theory may enable description and explanation of the institutional conditions surrounding health inclusion in EIA. Dr Patrick Harris and colleagues explore this in their new publication. Read More

New Report: Tackling Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs

Adjunct Associate Professor Lesley Russell

5 January 2015: The issue of growing out-of-pocket (OOP) costs and their impact on the ability of Australians to access needed health care is undermining the universality of Medicare, widening health inequalities and arguably leading to increased hospital costs. Adjunct Associate Professor Lesley Russell and colleagues have developed a discussion paper which lays out some of the issues, as they see them. Read More