World Health Organization (WHO)

The WHO maintains the Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC).; The Family includes, as reference classifications, ICD, ICF and ICHI. WHO has established a network of collaborating centres for its classification work, including the Australian Collaborating Centre.

WHO Australian Collaborating Centre

NCCH is an active member of the WHO collaborating centres. The centre comprises of institutions such as research institutes, parts of universities or academies, which are designated by the Director-General to carry out activities in support of the Organization's programmes. Currently there are over 800 WHO collaborating centres in over 80 Member States working with WHO on areas such as nursing, occupational health, communicable diseases, nutrition, mental health, chronic diseases and health technologies.

WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Workforce Development in Rehabilitation and Long Term Care

The WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Workforce Development in Rehabilitation and Long Term Care brings together expertise from a range of disciplines and research areas to actively contribute to the challenge presented by the World Report on Disability (World Health Organization and the World Bank, 2011) to build health workforce capacity to ensure quality rehabilitation and long term care.

ICF Australia
It is a growing imperative that researchers and professionals work with people experiencing disability to understand and promote optimal participation. There is a need for improved evidence on outcomes and what works best for people.

Western Sydney University

The Western Sydney University (WSU) is a leading centre of learning, research and culture in the community. WSU pride themselves on developing sustainable partnerships with local organisations, residents, government, industry and business. This collaboration enriches and strengthens both the University and thecommunity through the advancement and transfer of knowledge, making a significant contribution to improving the quality and vibrance of life across Greater Western Sydney.

HIMAA (Health Information Management Association of Australia)

The Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) promotes and supports health information management professionals as the universally recognised specialists in information management at all levels of the healthcare system. HIMAA achieves this through positioning and advocacy, accreditation of HIM related courses and education and training. HIMAA also has processes in place for professional certification and credentialing, is involved in developing quality standards, publications and resources. Membership networking activities are also organised by HIMAA at the local, state and national levels, including an annual joint HIMAA and NCCH national conference of international standing.