Benefits for CHASE partners
Collaborating in research and development in a University-based centre offers mutual advantage. The collaboration itself is important - it breaks down barriers between theory and practice, and encourages positive relationships between health professionals, health consumers, carers, researchers and communities. Specifically, participation in CHASE will provide partners with increased capacity to drive positive social change, through policy development, workforce development and research.
As partners in CHASE, participants are able to contribute to:
- independent commentary and public leadership on key issues, including evidence-based policy advice;
- increasing the skills of the current workforce and supporting recruitment and retention of staff who work within the broad areas relevant to health and social exclusion;
- collaborative research projects utilising a team approach, with the potential for practical and theoretically relevant outcomes useful to all parties;
- publishing and dissemination of research findings in a range of contexts, including conferences, seminars, public forums, reports and journals;
- new research opportunities, priorities and initiatives that are consistent with the needs of the partner organisations and people at risk of social exclusion;
- the development of skills and career opportunities for themselves and others contributing to the work of CHASE; and
- the enhancement of health and social outcomes of people who experience any of the multiple problems associated with social exclusion or who are at risk of doing so.
CHASE members have worked with the following organisations:
- Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth)
- Department of Human Services
- Victorian Centre for Excellence on Depression and Related Disorders (beyondblue)
- Mental Illness Fellowship
- Parks Victoria
- Helen McPherson Smith trust
- WISE Employment
- ACE National Network
- MS Society
- Coles Myer
- Telstra Foundation
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Department of Justice
Over the past four years CHASE and Wesley Mission Victoria have been working together on a variety of projects, all of which share the characteristic of aiming to promote social inclusion.
Scope is a not-for-profit organisation providing disability services throughout Victoria to thousands of children and adults with physical and multiple disabilities.
A partnership research project with the city of Wyndham