The vision of the Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH) is that all rural Victorians have access to quality sexual health care, information and support that is tailored to their individual needs.
CERSH will aim to develop sustainable strategies by building collaborations and partnerships between agencies, services and individuals to achieve this vision.
The Department of Health recognised the need for improvement of sexual health services and information in regional and rural Victoria.
To address this need, funding for CERSH was announced in the 2008/09 Victorian State budget.
Funding is for four years at a level of $780,000 per year (except year 1).
CERSH is funded through a service agreement between the Department of Health Victoria and the University of Melbourne.