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Australian Cardiovascular Alliance

The Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (ACvA) aims to increase the visibility of cardiovascular disease as a National Health Priority Area in the Australian community and in government.


Specifically, the ACvA:

  • Acts as advocate for increased peer-reviewed funding in heart, stroke and vascular disease research.

  • Represents cardiovascular researchers calling for more research into heart, stroke and vascular disease.

  • Promotes the development of strong collaborative networks between cardiovascular researchers Australia-wide.


The ACvA brings together the nation’s leading cardiovascular researchers.

Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is a charity dedicated to fighting heart disease with its sights set on a world where people don’t suffer or die prematurely because of their heart.

The Foundation’s work includes educating Australians about healthy heart choices, supporting people living with heart conditions, providing guidance to health professionals on preventing and treating heart disease, funding cardiovascular research, and advocating to government and industry to improve heart health in Australia.

Western Australian Health Translation Network


The Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN) is WA’s body for coordination and advocacy for translational Health and Medical Research in order to achieve increased collaboration between researchers, clinicians and consumers, and ensure translation in a timely manner to patient care and community health, as well as health policies and strategies.

The WAHTN brings together WA’s major public and private hospitals, medical research institutes, five universities, the WA Department of Health, and the Health Consumers’ Council of WA to embrace and accelerate research translation. The vision of WAHTN is to attract and retain world class clinicians and longer and healthier lives for West Australians.

Royal Perth Hospital Research Foundation

Without medical research, advances in diagnosis and treatment would not occur. In recognition of this, the Royal Perth Hospital Research Foundation was established in 1983, with the aim of becoming a beacon of hope where extraordinary thinking delivers exceptional outcomes that improve the quality of healthcare available to all West Australians.

Spinnaker Health Research Foundation

Since 1996 Spinnaker Health Research Foundation (formerly Fremantle Hospital Medical Research Foundation) has funded medical break-throughs and critical research at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Fremantle Hospital. The foundation has made a commitment to the community of south metropolitan Perth to better understand the health and well-being issues that affect them and to fund translational and applied research that also demonstrates local, national and global leadership.

Raine Medical Research Foundation

The Raine Medical Research Foundation was established in 1957 after a generous bequest from Mary Raine, an astute businesswoman who owned a large portfolio of properties and hotels in WA. Mary was devastated when her husband, Joe, died prematurely from a sudden and severe stroke at the age of 67. She couldn’t understand why doctors couldn’t save him and wanted to do more to help others avoid the terrible loss of their loved ones to diseases such as arteriosclerosis.

The Raine Foundation is dedicated to funding health and medical research excellence for the benefit of the community and has a proud history of distributing over $50 million towards the research of over 500 Western Australian medical researchers. Our funding programs are further enhanced through productive partnerships and generous bequests and donations from the community.  The Foundation has supported cutting-edge research that has investigated some of the most challenging diseases and disorders facing the world today – including cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, renal failure, and cardiovascular disease. Importantly, our funding strategy recognises the need to support emerging health and medical challenges and the next generation of WA medical research leaders.

Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science

The Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science is Western Australia’s longest established medical research institute. The Perron Institute undertakes cutting edge research on a broad spectrum of conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy, myositis and multiple sclerosis. A particular strength is the connection between the Institute’s laboratory research and its 14 specialist clinics. This multidisciplinary approach enables translation of research outcomes into treatments aimed at providing a better quality of life for millions of people around the world who suffer with devastating neurological conditions.

Telethon Kids Institute


The Telethon Kids Institute is based within the Perth Children’s Hospital, and is one of the largest, and most successful medical research institutes in Australia, comprising a dedicated and diverse team of around 1,000 staff, students and honoraries.

We've created a bold blueprint that brings together community, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funders, who share our vision to improve the health and wellbeing of children through excellence in research.

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