Medibank Better Health Foundation

The Medibank Better Health Foundation (MBHF) brings research to life.

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The Medibank Better Health Foundation brings research to life.

Since 2013, we have provided $9 million of support for projects that benefit our customers and all Australians. We prioritise research in areas of high health need in Australia that address the triple aim of healthcare: better outcomes, better affordability and better experiences.

With a focus on collaboration, we support research and patient advocacy initiatives in partnership with universities and research leaders, industry and advocacy groups. We review our priority areas each year, with our 2022-2023 focus areas being:

  • Improving transparency, affordability and sustainability in healthcare
  • Alternative models of healthcare delivery
  • Primary and preventative care
  • Loneliness
  • Keeping women active
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We believe in collaboration to innovate

We’re proud to work with academic and research institutions.
Contact us for collaboration opportunities.

Explore our latest projects

Enhancing elective surgery quality: A study on PROMs implementation

Insights from Professor Jonathon Karnon, in collaboration with Flinders University

Advancing women's safety in football: A research initiative

Led by Professor Kay Crossley, supported by a NHMRC grant and collaborative partnerships


The Australian rotator cuff trial: Advancing shoulder surgery research

Led by Professor Ian Harris, supporting Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre's assessment of arthroscopic repair efficacy.