Tasmanian Collaboration for Health Improvement

Improving Health Outcomes for Tasmanians

Getting Started

TCHI is an ambitious initiative – designed to change our approach to health research in Tasmania, to measurably increase its impact ...Read More >

Governance & Strategy

The Collaboration is committed to being an inclusive, respected, and trusted voice for health improvement in Tasmania. Its governance structure is comprised of a ...Read More >

Tasmania’s Health Challenges

Around 50% self-reported three or more chronic health conditions, the highest in Australia

Over 10% of people report cost barriers to getting the health care they needed

Socio-economic disadvantage is associated with marked difference in many key health indicators

Chronic conditions contribute substantially to the burden of ill-health and costs of health care

Oldest and most rapidly ageing population in Australia

Around one third of the population live in outer regional, remote or very remote locations

Life expectancy is 1-2 years less than the national average

Highest prevalence of overweight and obese adults nationally (66%)

Age-standardised prevalence of disability is 23%, compared to 17% nationally

The state of Public Health Tasmania, 2018

Tasmania faces some important regional health challenges, including poorer health outcomes due to chronic disease and an ageing population. TCHI seeks to address these challenges, and respond to emerging health issues, using innovative, research-informed approaches, leveraging the advantages of collaborative effort Read More>

What’s New

Current Projects

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TCHI brings together the collective knowledge, expertise, capability and resources of our Partners and Members to address the health and healthcare issues facing our community.
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