Investment in health and medical research has been widely found to lead to both direct and indirect benefits to patients, the economy and the community at large.
The Medibank Better Health foundation aims to be a catalyst for positive change – investing in, translating and disseminating research insights to promote healthy behaviours, inform policy and improve clinical practice.
We are committed to prevention and improved management of musculoskeletal conditions with a specific focus on osteoarthritis. At Medibank we are proud to continue our long standing tradition of supporting health and medical research.
“Musculoskeletal conditions are one of the biggest health issues today, yet it remains one of the most neglected areas of health care. There is substantial scope to improve the management of osteoarthritis in Australia to alleviate the personal, social and economic burden of the condition. To achieve this, a significant shift is required in the design and delivery of health services for people living with osteoarthritis, from the current mainly palliative disease management approach to one that supports prevention and improved management.”
Chief Medical Officer, Medibank