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NCH Research Foundation Purpose and Projects

The Northern Community Health and Research Foundation delivers impact across the health and wellbeing needs of local northern communities in South Australia.

  • 25 years supporting the northern communities in SA and supporting local South Australian research, health and wellbeing programs


  • $5M grant dollars raised, with $1.3M in grants awarded


  • $10M research funded seeded, delivering national research outcomes

  • 100 programs and events supported, including 18 Visiting Professor Programs bringing internationally renowned researchers to Adelaide to work with practitioners, researchers and students

Our Projects

The established The Northern Community Health and Research Foundation (“the NCH Research Foundation”) has purpose to support the activities and research for the local northern communities in South Australia.


Northern Communities Health Research Foundation has, among a myriad of projects:


  • Financed PhD scholarships related to the study of health issues through the Universities Three Minute Thesis and the annual Derek Frewin Early Career Award.


  • Assisted in funding the costs of visiting overseas professors or medical experts to give advice, training and lectures relevant to the population, including an annual public lecture.


  • Funded projects relating to mental health areas.


  • Assisted local community organisations, such as Rotary and Lions inholding health screening events in shopping centres, providing defibrillators in places such as community and bowling clubs and sports ground.


  • Funded numerous research projects with relevance to the northern local community.


  • Support General Practitioner (GP) education and networking opportunities, the needs of community living with spectrum disorders and other research and community needs.

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