2015: Australian Research Centre for Complementary and Integrative Medicine - $45,000
ARCCIM will establish an international Naturopathy Research Leadership and Capacity Building Program which will competitively select 10 Fellows from around the world. The program will provide mentoring and international collaboration amongst early career naturopathy researchers. Each Fellowship will last for one year and include a four day residential program at UTS in Sydney. The Jacka Foundation funding will cover a series of research seminars plus networking activities to help identify potential applicants, one year of mentoring for each successful Fellow, and travel and accommodation allowances for the UTS residential.
2015: National Institute of Complementary Medicine - $2 million dollars over four years
In recent years the Foundation’s major philanthropic effort has been to support the work of the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM), based at the University of Western Sydney (UWS). The funding supports academic leadership and promotes research into natural therapies.
NICM has put in place processes for the establishment of the Jacka Foundation Chair of Integrative Medicine Research, a milestone for natural medicine in Australia. Research led by the Chair will contribute to judicious use of complementary medicine and better integration into conventional care. It will contribute data on safety, quality and efficacy of interventions and provide greater guidance to consumers.
2015: Lifestyle Initiative - $60,000
The Lifestyle Initiative is an online comprehensive lifestyle change program It will be available to health practitioners for their patients and directly to the public, and people will be able to enrol in the program and track their progress online. This initiative will address a major gap in the healthcare system - prevention of lifestyle disease - and aims to reduce the incidence of chronic health problems such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
2011: Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists - $10,000
This grant was provided to support the establishment of a voluntary registration system for naturopaths and herbalists in Australia.