About the program
APHCRI in conjunction with the Robert Graham Center is now seeking to appoint the 2014 APHCRI/RGC Visiting Fellow.
Applicants will be affiliated with a relevant university department. The successful applicant will visit the RGC in Washington DC in late 2014 to undertake a research project relevant to the RGC, the Australian primary health care sector and the work of APHCRI.
Applicants will need to frame their research proposal on the examination of a US policy of interest based on data interpretation and identify lessons to be learnt for the Australian primary health care environment in this time of health reform.
Given that the RGC has particular expertise in data usage and the interpretation of data and that APHCRI hosts the National Centre for Geographic and Resource Analysis in Primary Health Care (GRAPHC) in Australia, this fellowship is intended to further support and build upon the APHCR/RGC strengths and collaboration. Applicants for the visiting fellowship in 2014 are encouraged to bring forward novel ideas around but not limited to the following areas of policy interest:
- Geospatial methods applied to primary care
- Primary care workforce
- Binational/multinational comparisons of training expansion and workforce development that meeds local needs (Local Health Districts, Primary Health Organisations or other geography)
- Methods for defining shortages of primary care workforce
- Primary care multidisciplinary teams-team based training, compositional changes
- chronic disease and preventative care management- differences in models of care and funding between the US and Australia
- mental health care – comparison of models of care involvement of primary care and funding options
- e-health – the utilisation of electronic health records and uptake of clinical decision support tools
Applications that include the following will be highly considered:
- Collaboration with the GRAPHC National Centre based at APHCRI (as mentors/ collaborators/sources of ideas relevant to APHCRI work)
- Building on previous APHCR/RGC fellows’ work around variation, resource allocation methods, social and access deprivation, geographic organisation of information(Primary Health Organisations or Local Health Districts etc)
- Furthering our understanding of the implementation challenges and strategies required to translate evidence into practice and/or policy
The timing of the fellowship will also provide the recipient with the opportunity to attend the 42nd North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Conference in Times Square, New York City, November 21-25, 2014.