$20 million investment in research to drive better health

Since it’s inception JAFA with many parents, grandparents and friends, have actively been advocating the Federal Government for funding to accelerate research and to provide better outcomes for Australian children and young people with Juvenile Arthritis and childhood rheumatic diseases. These efforts have directly contributed to the Government’s announcement on the 14th December 2021 of $20 million for research grants. 

Thank you for your ongoing advocacy and support.

The announcement includes a new grant opportunity which is targeted at Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions in Children and Adolescents, with funding up to $20 million over four years from 2021- 2022. Musculoskeletal conditions that affect children and adolescents include Juvenile idiopathic Arthritis, Juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus, Juvenile myositis, back and hip conditions, muscular dystrophies and musculoskeletal pain. The Research Data Infrastructure grant opportunity provides up to $10 million for projects that bring together information held in different systems or platforms or that use novel methods like artificial intelligence to answer important health questions.

We will keep you informed as more details become available.

The Federal Government’s Media release can be found here. https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-greg-hunt-mp/media/30-million-investment-in-research-to-drive-better-healtor