The Menzies Centre for Health Policy research focuses on the social determinants of health and health equity; systems and translations; and integrated care. These themes are underpinned by a cross-cutting approach with three distinctive characteristics:
- Cross disciplinary: the problems of human health and health equity can be best researched, evaluated and addressed using interdisciplinary approaches
- Cross sectoral: policy actions to improve health and health equity are need within the health sector as well as in many other policy domains. A critical role for the Centre is to engage with key health and non-health actors in Australia and the Asia Pacific region
- Cross border: today’s global interconnectedness and inter-dependence provides both challenges to global and national health problems and opportunities to address the determinants of health in ways that will increase national and global health equity, reduce poverty, and build societies that live within environmental limits.