Opportunities for collaboration
The Sax Institute and its Members are committed to increasing the use of evidence in health policy, services and programs and to fostering a strong and vital public health and health service research sector.
The Sax Forum is a collegial endeavour that seeks to help the Sax Institute and its Members connect, share expertise and develop further collaborative opportunities.
Sax Forum Initiatives
Knowledge Mobilisation Symposia
The Sax Forum calendar lists our event and meetings. The 2023 program will be posted shortly.
Research translation is a new focus of the Sax Forum in 2022. We plan to host symposia about research translation in collaboration with the NSW Ministry for Health that will include a keynote presentation and local case studies.
This year we are planning several meetings on ‘Policy priorities for research’. The research priorities for policy agencies focused on mental health and rural health will be addressed first. The purpose will be to understand the research needs and to form connections and collaborations.
Sax Sonar is another new Sax Forum initiative that will highlight research that may have relevance for policy, programs, or service provision in the medium and longer term. This might include emerging research of significance (particularly paradigm shifts and major new directions rather than individual studies) and opportunities to improve service delivery through better implementation of what is known (evidence to service gaps).
And in response to the discussion at the 2021 Sax Colloquium, we have initiated work to consider how to strengthen health services research.
Finally, this year we will deliver two annual events for our Members. At the Sax Colloquium we will to review the year and to consider priorities for the work of the Institute and for the Sax Forum. The Research Action Awards will celebrate the achievements of EMCRs who have made an impact on health policy, programs or service delivery.