Women’s Health Research, Translation and Impact Network

Improving equity, health and quality of life for all Australian women.

The Centre for Women’s Health Research (CWHR) is the NSW Regional Health Partners hub of the national Women’s Health Research, Translation and Impact Network (WHRTN).

Through WHRTN,  the Centre is connected to a national network of researchers, consumers, and practitioners that aim to facilitate rapid translation of evidence into practice through coproduction. The Network also provides the CWHR  with access to a national program of mentorship and support for women working in women’s health research.

A National Network

The Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) National Women’s Health Research, Translation and Impact Network (WHRTN) is the peak body for stakeholder engagement, research, translation and impact in women’s health. The Network seeks to:

  • Boost national and international collaboration on women’s health and research
  • Build health workforce capacity
  • Develop leaders in women’s health
  • Advance research and translation to deliver impact and better health for Australian women in partnership with community

WHRTN is the first national AHRA Network and is funded through the Medical Research Future Fund.

Priority Health Areas

The Network’s priority health areas align with the government’s health strategy and include a focus on:

  • Preconception, pregnancy, postpartum and intrapartum health of women and babies
  • Mental health
  • Reproductive health
  • Chronic disease and preventative health including cancer and heart disease
  • Healthy lifestyle, nutrition, physical activity and the prevention of obesity
  • Violence and abuse
  • Indigenous health
  • Healthy ageing
  • Sexual health

For more information, visit the WHRTN website:

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