The Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre (TAAHC) is a health research collaboration between five Northern Queensland Hospital and Health Services: Cairns and Hinterland, Torres and Cape, Mackay, North West and Townsville and the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network, James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine.

Its purpose is to improve the health and address the health challenges of the Northern Queensland population as well as grow prosperity in tropical regions through an alliance that enhances collective capability in workforce development, health care and health and medical research capacity in alignment with health service delivery and patient needs.

In 2020, TAAHC became the third Centre for innovation in Regional Health accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). TAAHC’s unique focus on tropical health, Indigenous health and health service delivery in regional, rural and remote settings aims to position Northern Australia as a global leader in rural, remote and tropical health care and workforce innovation. This initiative will significantly enhance the ability of Northern Queensland to compete with other parts of Australia for funding that will benefit the health of our local populations.

TAAHC offers a range of funding across several research categories that address key health challenges facing Northern Queensland.

For more information about TAAHC, visit the TAAHC web site.

Last updated: December 2022