Grants awarded for 2010

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This year $154,171 was spent by the Foundation on 1 Health Services Fellowship and 5 Special Grants

A Health Services Fellowship was advertised, with the focus being “Migrant Health, or Epilepsy in Children”
31 applications were received.

24 applications were received for the Special Grants, with the subject being “Healthcare Leadership Development through Research in Rural and Regional Victoria focussing on Team-based Primary Health Care for Chronic Conditions”.

Health Services Fellowship – $80,000

Dr Georgia Paxton
University of Melbourne
Project – “CHARTER: clinical health, audit, record tracking and evaluation in refugees.”

Grants of up to $15,000 were awarded to individuals at the following institutions:

Mary Patten Special Grant
Western District Health Service
Project – “Are Medicare Benefit Schedule programs beneficial to client health and wellbeing?”

Project – “Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Screening Study (DRESS) in rural Victoria.”

Florey Neuroscience Institutes
Project – “Sensory Rehabilitation following Stroke – developing training resources for therapists and carers in rural and remote areas.”

Florey Neuroscience Institutes
Project – “Leading the implementation of telemedicine among acute stroke teams in regional Victoria.”

La Trobe Regional Hospital
Project – “Improving primary health care services with the Flinders Program Chronic Condition Self-management among haemodialysis patients.”