Stakeholder and Community Needs Assessment: Further Information

Stakeholder and Community Needs Assessment: Further Information

Who is Health Translation Queensland? 

Health Translation Queensland (HTQ) is a collaboration between 11 world-class hospital and health services (HHS), research institutes and universities in Queensland. 

As an NHMRC accredited Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre, the work of HTQ is intended to mobilise research into clinical practice and to support health system and business transformation. 

HTQ partners include:  

  • Queensland Health 
  • Children’s Health Queensland 
  • Metro North HHS 
  • Metro South HHS 
  • West Moreton HHS 
  • Mater Health 
  • The University of Queensland 
  • Queensland University of Technology 
  • QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute 
  • Translational Research Institute 
  • CSIRO e-Health Research Centre. 

What is translational research? 

Translational research is a process that enables the movement of research findings from “bench to bedside.” It ensures new medical discoveries become part of clinical practice, providing both patient and population benefit. 

What is a needs assessment? 

A needs assessment is a systematic and transparent process that identifies and prioritises needs in a community. It involves the examination of data alongside the views of community members and service providers. A needs assessment is most often undertaken to allocate or redistribute resources, design programs and services, or to better understand the context for existing work. 

What is a Clinical Research Network (CRN)? 

Clinical Research Networks (CRNs) enable collaboration between health professionals, educators, researchers, academics, policy makers and health consumers to identify and address issues that can be solved through research translation.  

The aim of these groups is to collectively advance late-stage research translation projects united around a specific clinical problem or priority population group.  

What happens next? 

Survey results will be examined in conjunction with health and research data, and a set of potential priorities for HTQ will be established. A Decision-Making group (consisting of representation from HTQ partner organisations and consumer representatives) will then be formed to rank these priorities based on a set of pre-determined criteria. Following this, a report of the final results will be developed and distributed. Based on the identified priority areas, Clinical Research Networks will also be established.  

For further information contact Sarah Scott, Project Manager – Networks and Engagement on 0456 810 375 or sarah.scott@healthtranslationqld.org.au 

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