The Lishman Health Foundation is an independently funded, not-for-profit organisation. It specifically supports regional health and is funded by sponsors, grants, donations and a range of fund raising activities.
It was established in 1997 in honour of Dr Val Lishman, the first specialist surgeon to practise in South-West Western Australia. Dr Lishman was a lifelong proponent and supporter of the concept of regional health research to benefit regional populations.
The Foundation funds, facilitates and promotes health research that has significant health gain for individuals, families and communities living in regional Western Australia.
The Lishman Health Foundation supports regional health in four key areas.
- Research Governance for Healthy Outcomes
- Effective Community Engagement and Partnerships
- Sourcing Funds to Support Research
- From Research to Health Promotion
The Foundation’s high-level governance over the results of research initiatives ensures that key outcomes, or measurable benefits, are delivered directly to regional communities. This diligent, transparent, approach has proved to result in quantifiable improved health outcomes for communities.