The Australian Centre for Integration of Oral Health (ACIOH) is the leading national research centre in integrated oral health care- a key focus of Australia’s National Oral Health plan (2015-2024). ACIOH is a virtual centre led by Western Sydney University (WSU) in collaboration with various partners including universities, health services and professional organisations. WSU has a strong reputation in this area having co-established an interprofessional oral health research centre in 2015 (www.cohortaustralia.com).
ACIOH is the research arm of the Australian Network for the Integration of Oral Health (NIOH) which was established in 2017 as an independent group, connected through our mission to put the mouth back into the body and make oral health everyone’s business. NIOH has over 120 members across universities, government agencies, not-for-profits, consumer groups, and industry within Australia.
ACIOH provides a national platform for individuals and organisations to collaborate on integrated oral health projects, generate evidence, translate research into practice and disseminate findings through NIOH. This approach helps ensure all research complements and improves upon existing work undertaken thereby avoiding duplication and enhancing research translation. The work being led by ACIOH/NIOH has been internationally recognised and endorsed by the World Health Organization as well as the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health in the United States.