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Strategic advisory group for evidence development and translation in wa (sage-wa)
The importance of research and evaluation to inform policy design and service delivery is recognised in the Western Australian Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Strategies 2019-2023.
The Strategic Advisory Group for Evidence Development and Translation in Western Australia (SAGE-WA) was formed in November 2022 as an evolution of the work of the SiREN Project Steering Group (2012-2022).
SAGE-WA exists to ensure that research and evaluation is meeting the needs of the Western Australian sexual health and blood-borne virus (SHBBV) sector.
The group comprises representatives from key stakeholder groups in the WA sexual health and blood-borne virus sector.
|Paul Dessaur||Peer Based Harm Reduction WA|
|Dr Belinda Wozencroft||Royal Australian College of General Practitioners|
|Debra Barnes||Sexual Health Quarters|
|Dr Donna Mak||WA Health|
|Kim Gates||Aboriginal Health Council of WA (AHCWA)|
|Lisa Dobrin||WA AIDS Council|
|Dr Jenny McCloskey||Royal Perth Hospital|
|Holly Beasley||Department of Justice|
|Lisa Bastian||WA Health|
|Simon Yam||WA Health|
|Lorna Graham-Geraghty||Youth Affairs Council of WA|
|Veronica Walshe||Aboriginal Health Council of WA (AHCWA)|
|Jordina Quain||Sexuality Education Counselling and Consultancy Agency (SECCA)|
|Matt Ryan||Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA)|
The role of SAGE-WA is to:
- Provide a forum to share information on relevant research and evaluation activities being undertaken in the SHBBV sector
- Identify research and evaluation needs to inform the work of the SHBBV sector in WA
- Identify opportunities for WA members of the SHBBV sector to be involved in relevant national and cross-jurisdictional research
- Coordinate research and evaluation partnerships between WA members of the SHBBV sector, including through the development of research grant applications
- Make recommendations for ways to build the research and evaluation capacity of the SHBBV sector in WA
Access the full Terms of Reference here.