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Encouraging Better Practice in Aged Care

The Department of Health and Ageing is seeking applications from incorporated organisations to conduct evidence translation projects that promote sustainable evidence-based practice in residential and community based aged care services.

18 Sep 2011

The Department of Health and Ageing is seeking applications from incorporated organisations to conduct evidence translation projects that promote sustainable evidence-based practice in residential and community based aged care services. The initiative aims to encourage and support the uptake of evidence-based, person-centred, better practice in aged care services, through a focus on improving staff knowledge and developing supporting resources, to improve outcomes for aged care recipients. Applicants will be required to establish a consortium that includes aged care service providers, researchers, educators and health professionals to implement care practices based on current evidence.

As clinical leadership projects have been targeted as a priority area in this funding round, the AMA encourages its members who have expertise in aged care practice to either apply (if an incorporated organisation) or participate as part of a consortium. It is important that assessment of funded projects show the connection between medical practitioners and the provision of quality aged care.

For those interested in applying, the Department of Health and Ageing's website contains information, guidelines, application form and the standard funding agreement that successful applicants will be required to sign. This information is on the Department’s website at www.health.gov.au/tenders. Applications close at 2:00pm (AEST) on 30 September 2011.


Published: 18 Sep 2011