Who We Are

The vision of BestSTART-SWS is to work with the community to facilitate integrated clinical and research activities, ensuring the right level of care for the children of South West Sydney at the right place and the right time.

Our mission is to transform local research and clinical practice, address the key global health issue of non-communicable diseases and enable South West Sydney Local Health District to lead a program improving the lives of children and families, delivering local action with a global impact.

BestSTART Mission

South West BestSTART (Systems Transformation And Research Translation) aims to revolutionise the health system by integrating the voices of young people and their families into current research efforts, making sure the research in South West Sydney (SWS) is locally relevant and internationally important. We will achieve better health outcomes for young people and their families by:

  • Establishing a network with children and families in SWS, so their voices help transform the health system
  • Supporting and informing ongoing initiatives in research design and data management
  • Building research capacity by supporting staff in developing new projects and scaling existing projects