The Menzies Centre for Health Policy is a university research centre conducting health policy research, analysis, advice and education. The institute focuses on improving public health outcomes through policy innovation and practical implementation.
The centre was established in 2006 with a grant from the Menzies Foundation. We continued to provide annual funding for the next 10 years to support
the work of the institute. Funding ceased at the end of 2016, but the name and the relationship continue.
The Menzies Centre for Health Policy is uniquely placed as it operates from nodes at two of Australia's premier universities. One node is part of the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney – MCHP (Sydney); the other node is part of the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University – MCHP (ANU). The two nodes work collaboratively on shared research grants and operate under a common Board of Directors.
With a program of community engagement, the Menzies Centre for Health Policy encourages informed debate about how Australians can influence health policy to ensure that it is consistent with their values and priorities.