About us

Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) was established at The Australian National University (ANU) in 2003 as part of the Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. APHCRI sits within the PHCRED strategy sharing the common overall aim of embedding a research culture in Australian primary health care.

Statement of Strategic Intent 2013-2016 (PDF 2MB)

APHCRI submission to the PHCRED Evaluation (PDF, 1.4MB)


Our mission is to maximise the health and well-being of the community by leading high quality, priority-driven research and supporting its uptake into primary health care policy, programs and services.

APHCRI's mission reflects the priority areas outlined in Australia’s broader primary health care policy, the National Primary Health Care Strategy as follows:

  • Improving access and reducing inequity
  • Better management of chronic conditions
  • Increasing the focus on prevention, and
  • Improving quality, safety, performance and accountability


APHCRI has three main goals:

  • To support priority-driven primary health care research
  • To increase the capacity to undertake primary health care research
  • To drive the implementation of research into primary health care policy and services

Updated:  29 May 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, APHCRI/Page Contact:  Web Admin, APHCRI