Research to support global health system strengthening for musculoskeletal health
The Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health works in partnership with an international project team to improve population-level musculoskeletal health. Musculoskeletal health includes musculoskeletal conditions, musculoskeletal pain and musculoskeletal injury and trauma.
An in-depth qualitative study has been completed with international informants from 20 countries to understand the priorities and opportunities for health system strengthening in musculoskeletal health. Concurrently, a scoping review continues to provide a contemporary snapshot of current international policy trends, directions and priorities. These two components of work have informed an international Delphi study.
The project team includes Professor Andrew Briggs (project lead, Curtin University); Professor Lyn March, Dr Carmen Huckel Schneider, Swatee Mishrra, Sarika Parambath from University of Sydney; Professor Helen Slater, Curtin University; Professor Deborah Kopansky-Giles and Dr James Young, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College; and Asst Professor Saurab Sharma, Kathmandu University.
The project was awarded grant funding from the Bone and Joint Decade Foundation.