APHCRI is made up of
- The APHCRI Network, comprising national and international researchers undertaking APHCRI commissioned research
- APHCRI@ANU, which undertakes in-house research funded through a range of sources
- The Research Advisory Board (RAB) that oversights and guides the performance of the two research units.
The APHCRI Network research is competitive, commissioned research into primary health care that supports the National Primary Health Care Strategy Key Priority Areas. The research program encompasses the priority-driven projects and programs of work funded by APHCRI. The Network researchers:
- Vary in location, identity and duration depending on the APHCRI-funded projects and programs.
- Liaise and interact with the APHCRI Network through their coordinating investigator for monitoring of their APHCRI-funded projects and programs.
- Conduct research according to the protocol or plan that has been approved for APHCRI funding, and
- Develop and implement dissemination and implementation strategies for APHCRI-funded research projects and programs.
A snapshot (PDF 1MB) of the APHCRI Centres of Research Excellence was published at the end of 2014, followed by highlights of APHCRI Stream research projects (PDF 845KB) . A synopsis of APHCRI's role in strengthening primary health care research capacity is also available. The remaining work of the APHCRI Network is captured at the publication, Translation and implementation activities of the APHCRI Network which describes some of the implementation work that the APHCRI Network has supported.
APHCRI@ANU is a primary health care research group that now forms part of the Health Services Research stream in the Research School of Population Health (RSPH) at the ANU. A snapshot (PDF 2.6MB) of APHCRI@ANU research work has recently been published.
The Research Advisory Board (RAB) is a key component of APHCRI’s structure. The RAB Chair and members are agreed by both ANU and the Department of Health, and appointed by ANU. Members are individuals with a range of perspectives relevant to primary health care. Members are not appointed as representatives or nominees of organisations or groups. APHCRI’s Head of Programs is also an RAB member. The RAB makes three key decisions:
- Identifies research topics.
- Composes Expert Review Committees to consider applications for funding, and
- Allocates funds from the Australian Government’s commitment to APHCRI primary health care research.