Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) plays a key role linking research, service delivery and policy development in South Australia.
We aim to promote, facilitate and enable multidisciplinary research to advance understanding of healthy development, ensuring the physical, psychological and social health of infants, children and adolescents.
Established in 2004 as an initiative of the University of Adelaide, the HDA became a state-wide network in 2008.
Today, the HDA comprises over 700 members spanning more than 20 discipline areas, contributing research and commercial expertise to advance healthy development from preconception to adolescence.
HDA is supported by a collaborative partnership of South Australian organisations, bringing together researchers, clinicians and health and education services from universities, local, national and international institutions, government and the general community.
To achieve the full development potential of South Australia's children and adolescents.
HDA aims to improve the health and wellbeing of South Australian infants, children, adolescents and families by:
- maximising the extent to which research enhances policy and service delivery in South Australia
- maximising the extent to which policy and service delivery improve and strengthen the quality of research in South Australia
- maximising knowledge in the South Australian community about available evidence-based policy and service delivery
- providing a key point of contact for relevant information necessary for informed policy and service delivery in South Australia.