Centre of Excellence for accessible and equitable primary health care service provision in rural and remote Australia

Description

Contacts

Chief Investigator: Professor John Wakerman, email: john.wakerman@flinders.edu.au

CRE Manager / co-ordinator: Lisa Lavey, email: lisa.lavey@monash.edu.au

Policy context

Nowhere is the problem of access to health services greater than in rural and remote areas. Poor access and social inequity are not confined to non-metropolitan areas. However, for geographically large countries such as Australia and Canada, these problems translate into major inequities in resource distribution and service provision. The consequent inequalities in the health and well being of rural and remote citizens, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are unacceptable. The problem of access to services has persisted over time and remains the biggest impediment to improving the health outcomes of geographically disadvantaged groups of the population.

Synopsis

This Centre of Excellence will show how improved access to appropriate primary health care services for populations with poorest access will increase equity in health care through improved health literacy, service utilisation and health outcomes. The Centre will provide systematic evidence and identify objective criteria relating to the nature, volume and distribution of the resources required to overcome problems of poor access to primary health care services and to deliver equal health outcomes. This new knowledge will provide health consumers, service providers and policymakers with the evidence that enables them to plan, monitor and evaluate the equitable provision of health care for all Australians.

Research activities

The research team will examine:

  • how best to measure access to primary health care services using an ‘index of access’ that links service availability with the health needs of different communities, thereby enabling providers to evaluate the impact of service performance on health behavior, service utilisation and health outcomes
  • what indicators best measure the volume and distribution of primary health care services that communities require (taking account of population size, location and need), and what are appropriate benchmarks for these indicators
  • what models of service delivery work best to minimise barriers (such as distance and affordability) and maximise access to primary health care in different contexts, focusing on three national priorities (aged care, mental health and Indigenous health).

Building research capacity

The Centre will provide at least four PhD scholarships and four Postdoctoral positions in Bendigo, Alice Springs and Broken Hill. Postdoctoral Fellows will work across the projects and nodes. The Centre will endeavour to recruit and engage with as many Indigenous researchers as possible. Engagement with the newly established Poche Centre for Indigenous Health in Alice Springs will further enhance the recruitment and training of Indigenous researchers.
International visiting experts professors Gary Hart (Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota), Rod Hooker (University of Texas) and Ray Pong (Laurentian University, Canada) will provide training and guidance to various aspects of the project, further increasing the research capacity building of this Centre.

The commitment by the Centre to research capacity building represents about 62 per cent of the total budget over four years.

Peer-reviewed and other publications

CRERRPHC journal articles submitted for review

  1. Carey TA, Tai SJ and Lampshire D (Submitted for review). Improving access to psychological services in remote Australia with a patient-led clinic, BMC Research Notes.
  2. Chisholm M and Ward B (Submitted for review) Older men’s experiences of accessing general practitioner services in rural areas, Australian Journal of Rural Health.
  3. Lyle D, Saurman E, Kirby S, Jones D, Humphreys JS, Wakerman J (submitted for review) What do evaluations tell us about implementing new models in rural and remote primary health care? Findings from a narrative analysis of seven service evaluations conducted by an Australian Centre of Research Excellence. Rural and Remote Health
  4. McGrail MR, Russell DJ and Humphreys JS (submitted for review) Rural health service planning: The importance of how ‘access’ to primary health care is measured, Australian Health Review.
  5. McGrail MR, Wingrove PM, Patterson SM, Humphreys JS, Russell DJ and Bazemore AW (submitted for review). Measuring the attractiveness of rural communities in accounting for differences of rural primary care workforce supply, Rural and Remote Health.
  6. Thomas SL, Humphreys JS and Wakerman J (Submitted for review) What does it cost to provide equity of access to high-quality, comprehensive primary health care in rural Australia? A pilot study. Rural and Remote Health.

 

CRERRPHC journal articles accepted for publication

  1. Russell D and Humphreys JS (Accepted for Publication). Meeting the primary health care needs of small rural communities: Lessons for health service planners (Elmore longitudinal study), Rural and Remote Health.
  2. Russell D, McGrail M and Humphreys JS (Accepted for publication). Determinants of rural Australian primary health care worker retention: A synthesis of key evidence and implications for policymaking, Australian Journal of Rural Health.

 

2016

  1. Saurman E (2016). Improving access: modifying Penchansky and Thomas’s Theory of Access, Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 21(1): 36-39.

 

2015

  1. Carroll V, Reeve C, Humphreys JS, Wakerman J and Carter M (2015). Re-orienting a remote acute care model towards a primary health care approach: key enablers, Rural and Remote Health, 15(2942): 1-7. http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_2942.pdf
  2. McGrail M and Humphreys JS (2015). Spatial access disparities to primary health care in rural and remote Australia, Geospatial Health, 10(2): 138-143.
  3. McGrail M, Humphreys JS and Ward B Accessing doctors at times of need – measuring the distance tolerance of rural residents for health-related travel, BMC Health Services Research, 15(212): 1-9.
  4. Reeve C, Humphreys JS and Wakerman (2015). A comprehensive health service evaluation and monitoring framework, Evaluation and Program Planning, 53(2015): 91-98.
  5. Reeve C, Humphreys JS, Wakerman J, Carroll V, Carter M, O’Brien T, Erlank C, Mansour R and Smith B (2015). Community participation in health service reform: the development of an innovative remote Aboriginal primary health care service, Australian Journal of Primary Health, 21: 409-416. http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/PY14073.htm
  6. Reeve C, Humphreys JS, Wakerman J, Carroll V and Reeve D (2015). Strengthening primary health care: achieving health gains in a remote region of Australia, Medical Journal of Australia, 202(9): 483-488.
  7. Saurman E, Kirby S and Lyle D (2015). No longer 'flying blind', how access has changed emergency mental health care in emergency departments, a qualitative study, BMC Health Services Research, 15(156): 1-11.
  8. Thomas S, Wakerman J and Humphreys JS (2015). Ensuring equity of access to primary health care in rural and remote Australia – what core services should be locally available? International Journal for Equity in Health, 14(111): 1-8.
  9. Wakerman J (2015). Editorial: Rural and remote health: a progress report, Medical Journal of Australia, 202(9): 461-463.

 

2014

  1. Bell D, Lindeman MA and Reid JB (2014). The (mis)matching of resources and assessed need in remote Aboriginal community aged care, Australasian Journal on Ageing. Online early: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajag.12164/pdf
  2. Chondur R, Li SQ, Guthridge S and Lawton P (2014). Does relative remoteness affect chronic disease outcomes? Geographic variation in chronic disease mortality in Australia, 2002-2006, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38(2): 117-121. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1753-6405.12126/pdf
  3. Dingwall KM, Lindeman MA and Cairney S (2014). "You've got to make it relevant": barriers and ways forward for assessing cognition in Aboriginal clients, BMC Psychology, 2(13): 1-11. www.biomedcentral.com/2050-7283/2/13
  4. Gador-Whyte AP, Wakerman J, Campbell D, Lenthall S, Struber J, Hope A and Watson C (2014). Cost of best-practice primary care management of chronic disease in a remote Aboriginal community, Medical Journal of Australia, 200(11): 663-666.
  5. Jones M, Bushnell JA and Humphreys JS (2014). Are rural placements positively associated with rural intentions in medical graduates?, Medical Education, 48(4): 405-416. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/medu.12399/abstract
  6. Kuipers P, Harvey D, Lindeman MA and Stothers K (2014). Commentary: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners in rural areas: credentialing, context and capacity building, Rural and Remote Health, 14(2897): 1-6.
  7. Lindeman MA, Dingwall KM and Bell D (2014). Towards better preparation and support for health and social care practitioners conducting specialised assessments in remote Indigenous contexts, Australian Journal of Social Issues, 49(4): 445-465. http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=785892644897305;res=IELHSS
  8. Lindeman MA, Kuipers P and Grant L (2014). Front-line worker perspectives on Indigenous youth suicide in Central Australia: Contributors and prevention strategies, International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, 17(1): 191-196. http://omicsonline.com/open-access/frontline-worker-perspectives-on-indigenous-youth-suicide-in-central-australia-contributors-and-prevention-strategies-1522-4821-17-139.pdf
  9. Marken RS and Carey TA (2014). Understanding the change process involved in solving psychological problems: a model-based approach to understanding how psychotherapy works, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, online early.
  10. McGrail M and Humphreys JS (2014). Measuring spatial accessibility to primary health care services: utilising dynamic catchment sizes, Applied Geography, 54(2014): 182-188. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.08.005
  11. Saurman E, Johnston J, Hindman J, Kirby S and Lyle D (2014). A transferable telepsychiatry model for improving access to emergency mental health care, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 20(7): 391-399.
  12. Saurman E, Lyle D, Kirby S and Roberts R (2014). Assessing program efficiency - a time and motion study of the Mental Health Emergency Care-Rural Access Program in NSW Australia, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(8): 7678-7689. http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/11/8/7678
  13. Saurman E, Lyle D, Kirby S and Roberts R (2014). Use of a mental health emergency care-rural access programme in emergency departments, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 20(6): 324-329. http://jtt.sagepub.com/content/20/6/324
  14. Saurman E, Lyle D, Perkins D and Roberts R (2014). The successful provision of emergency mental health care to rural and remote NSW – an evaluation of the Mental Health Emergency Care Rural Access Program, Australian Health Review, 38(1): 58-64.
  15. Tham R, Buykx P, Kinsman L, Ward B, Humphreys JS, Asaid A, Tuohey K and Jenner R (2014). Staff perceptions of primary healthcare service change: influences on staff satisfaction, Australian Health Review, 38(5): 580-583. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH14015
  16. Thomas S, Wakerman J and Humphreys JS (2014). What core primary health care services should be available to Australians living in rural and remote communities?, BMC Family Practice, 15(143): 1-9. Highly accessed. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2296/15/143
  17. Thomas S, Zhao Y, Guthridge S and Wakerman J (2014). The cost effectiveness of primary care for Indigenous Australians with diabetes living in remote Northern Territory communities, Medical Journal of Australia, 200(11): 658-662.
  18. Ward, B, Buykx P, Tham R, Kinsman L and Humphreys JS (2014). Investing in longitudinal studies of primary healthcare: what can we learn about service performance, sustainability and quality? Rural and Remote Health, 14(3059): 1-6.
  19. Ward B, Humphreys JS, McGrail M, Wakerman J and Chisholm M (2014). Which dimensions of access are most important when rural residents decide to visit a general practitioner for non-emergency care?, Australian Health Review, online.
  20. Zhao Y, Thomas S, Guthridge S and Wakerman J (2014). Better health outcomes at lower costs: the benefits of primary care utilisation for chronic disease management in remote Indigenous communities in Australia's Northern Territory, BMC Health Services Research, 14(463): 1-9. Highly accessed. www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/14/463

 

2013

  1. Amsters D, Kendall M, Schuurs S, Lindeman M and Kuipers P (2013). Allied health professionals as consultants: An exploratory study in an Australian context, The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 11(3): 1-10.
  2. Bath J and Wakerman J (2013). Impact of community participation in primary health care: what is the evidence?, Australian Journal of Primary Health, online. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY12164.
  3. Cameron H, Boreland F, Morris J, Lyle D, Perkins D, Magin P, Marshall M and Zwar N (2013). New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Research Development Program 2005-07: modest investment, considerable outcomes, Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19(1): 59-67.
  4. Carey TA (2013). A qualitative study of a social and emotional wellbeing service for remote Indigenous Australians: Implications for access, effectiveness, and sustainability, BMC Health Services Research, 13(80): 1-11. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-80.
  5. Carey T, Tai SJ and Stiles WB (2013). Effective and efficient: Using patient-led appointment scheduling in routine mental health practice in remote Australia, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 44(6): 405-414.
  6. Carey T, Wakerman J, Humphreys JS, Buykx P and Lindeman M (2013). What primary health care services should residents of rural and remote Australia be able to access? A systematic review of ‘core’ primary health care services. BMC Health Services Research, 13(178): 1-8. www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/13/178
  7. Daly M, Perkins D, Kumar K, Roberts C and Moore M (2013). What factors in rural and remote extended clinical placements may contribute to preparedness for practice from the perspective of students and clinicians? Medical Teacher, 35(11); 900-907.
  8. Daly M, Roberts C, Kumar K and Perkins D (2013). Longitudinal integrated rural placements: a social learning systems perspective, Medical Education, 47(4): 352-361.
  9. Dingwall KM, Pinkerton J and Lindeman MA (2013). “People like Numbers”: a descriptive study of cognitive assessment methods in clinical practice for Aboriginal Australians in the Northern Territory, BMC Psychiatry, 13: (42): 1-13.
  10. Lindeman MA and Flouris A (2013). Youth program workforce in remote Indigenous communities: what do we need and what can we expect? New Community, 11(43): 61-67.
  11. Lopes J, Flouris A and Lindeman MA (2013). Youth programs in Central Australian Indigenous communities, Youth Studies Australia, 32(1): 55-62. 
  12. Perkins D, Fuller J, Kelly BJ, Lewin TJ, Fitzgerald M, Coleman C, Inder KJ, Allan J, Arya D, Roberts R and Buss R (2013). Factors associated with reported service use for mental health problems by residents of rural and remote communities: cross-sectional findings from a baseline survey, BMC Health Services Research, 13(157): 1-13.
  13. Russell D, Humphreys JS, McGrail M, Cameron WI and Williams PJ (2013). The value of survival analyses for evidence-based rural medical workforce planning, Human Resources for Health, 11(65): 1-9.
  14. Russell D, Humphreys JS, Ward B, Chisholm M, Buykx P, McGrail M and Wakerman J (2013). Helping policymakers address rural health access problems, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 21(2): 61-71.
  15. Russell D, Wakerman J and Humphreys J (2013). What is a reasonable length of employment for health workers in Australian rural and remote primary health care services? Australian Health Review, 37(2): 256-261. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH12184.
  16. Schouten K, Lindeman MA and Reid J (2013). Nutrition and older Indigenous Australians: service delivery implications in remote communities. A narrative review, Australasian Journal on Ageing, 32(4): 204-210.

 

2012

  1. Bullbrook KM, Carey TA, Lenthall S, Byers L and Behan KP (2012). Treating mental health in remote communities: what do remote health practitioners need? Rural and Remote Health, 12: 2346. (online). Available:
  2. Buykx P, Humphreys JS, Tham R, Kinsman L, Wakerman J, Asaid A and Tuohey K (2012). How do small rural primary health care services sustain themselves in a constantly changing health system environment, BMC Health Services Research, 12(81) 1-7.
  3. Buykx P, Humphreys JS, Wakerman J, Perkins D, Lyle D, McGrail M and Kinsman L (2012)."Making evidence count” – A framework to monitor the impact of health services research, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(2); 51-58.
  4. Cameron HE, Boreland FT, Morris JR, Lyle DM, Perkins DA, Magin PJ, Marshall MJ and Zwar NA (2012). New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Research Development Program 2005-07: modest investment, considerable outcomes, Australian Journal of Primary Health, 1-9 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY11155.
  5. Humphreys JS and Gregory G (2012). Celebrating another decade of progress in rural health: What is the current state of play? Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(3): 156-163.
  6. Humphreys JS, McGrail MR, Joyce CM, Scott A and Kalb G (2012). Who should receive recruitment and retention incentives? Improved targeting of rural doctors using medical workforce data, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(1): 3-10.
  7. Jones MP, Humphreys JS and McGrail MR (2012). Why does a rural background make medical students more likely to intend to work in rural areas and how consistent is the effect? A study of the rural background effect, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(1): 29-34.
  8. Jones MP, Humphreys JS and Nicholson T (2012). Is personality the missing link in understanding recruitment and retention of rural general practitioners? Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(2): 74-79.
  9. Kinsman LD, Rotter T, Willis J, Snow P, Buykx P and Humphreys JS (2012). Do clinical pathways enhance access to evidence-based acute myocardial infarction treatment in rural emergency departments? Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(2): 59-66.
  10. Lindeman MA, Taylor KA, Kuipers P, Stothers K and Piper K (2012). ‘We don’t have anyone with dementia here’: a case for better intersectoral collaboration for remote Indigenous clients with dementia. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(4): 190-194.
  11. LoGiudice D, Smith K, Shadforth G, Lindeman MA, Carroll E, Atkinson D, Schaper F, Lautenschlager N, Murphy R, and Flicker L (2012). Lungurra Ngoora: A pilot model of care for aged and disabled in a remote Aboriginal community. Can it work? Rural and Remote Health, 2078(online): 1-11.
  12. Lopes J, Lindeman MA, Taylor KA and Grant L (2012). Cross cultural education in suicide prevention: development of a training resource for use in Central Australian Indigenous communities. Advances in Mental Health, 10(3): 224-234.
  13. McGrail MR (2012). Spatial accessibility of primary health care utilising the two step floating catchment area method: an assessment of recent improvements, International Journal of Health Geographics, 11(50): 1-12. doi:10.1186/1476-072X-11-50.
  14. Russell D, Humphreys J and Wakerman J (2012). How best to measure health workforce turnover and retention: five key metrics, Australian Health Review, 36(3): 290-295. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH11085
  15. Russell D, McGrail M, Humphreys JS and Wakerman J (2012). What factors contribute most to the retention of general practitioners in rural and remote areas? Australian Journal of Primary Health, 18(4): 289-294. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY11049.
  16. Taylor KA, Lindeman MA, Stothers K, Piper K and Kuipers P (2012). Intercultural communications in remote Aboriginal Australian communities: what works in dementia education and management? Health Sociology Review, 21(2): 208-219. 
  17. Wakerman J, Curry R and McEldowney R (2012). Fly in/fly out health services: the panacea or the problem? Rural and Remote Health, 12: 2268 (online).
  18. Wakerman J and Humphreys JS (2012). Sustainable workforce, sustainable health systems for rural and remote Australia, Medical Journal of Australia Open, Suppl 3: 14-17.

 

2011

  1. Carey TA (2011). As you like it: adopting a patient-led approach to psychological treatments, Journal of Public Mental Health, 10(1): 6-16.
  2. Carey TA, Bell-Booth R, Coyne J, Madgen C and Nixon RDV (2011). Going Bush: The experience of remote postgraduate psychology placements, InPsych The Bulletin of the Australian Psychology Society Ltd, June 2011: 26-27.
  3. Chisholm M, Russell D and Humphreys JS (2011). Measuring rural allied health workforce turnover and retention: What are the patterns, determinants and costs? Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19: 81-88.
  4. Tham R, Humphreys JS, Kinsman L, Buykx P, Asaid A and Tuohey K (2011).Study protocol: Evaluating the impact of a rural Australian primary health care service on rural health, BMC Health Services Research, 11(52): 1-6.

 

Book/Book chapters

  1. Mansell W and Carey TA (2013). Cognitive behavioural approaches to the understanding and treatment of dissociation, Chapter: Dissociation: Perpetual Control Theory as an integrative framework for clinical interventions.
  2. Thomas S (2013). Contributing author: STI and BBV Manual: Early detection and treatment of sexually transmissible infections and blood-borne viruses.
  3. Carey TA (2012). “Control in the Classroom: An adventure in learning and achievement”.
  4. Humphreys JS (2012). Understanding the Australian Health Care system, Chapter: Rural and Remote Health.
  5. Humphreys JS (2012). From a Broom Cupboard: Twenty years of Rural Health at Monash University, Chapter: Research: Community relevance
  6. Mansell W, Carey TA and Tai SJ (2012). A Transdiagnostic Approach to CBT Using Method of Levels Therapy Distinctive Features.

 

Reports

  1. McGrail MR and Humphreys JS (2015). Discussion paper: Development of a national Index of Access for primary health care in Australia: Centre of Research Excellence in Rural and Remote Primary Health Care, Monash University School of Rural Health.
  2. Saurman E (2015). Using technology to improve access to emergency mental health care in rural and remote Australia: an evaluation of the Mental Health Emergency Care-Rural Access Program (MHEC-RAP). PhD, University of Sydney.
  3. Buykx P, Ward B and Chisholm M (2013). Planning alcohol and other drug services in rural and remote areas: the role of spatial access, Publisher: UNSW.
  4. Lindeman MA, Flouris A and Lopes J (2013). Youth programs in remote Central Australian Aboriginal Communities, Publisher: Centre for Remote Health.
  5. Taylor KA, Dingwall K, Lindeman MA, Lopes J and Grant L (2013). Aboriginal youth suicide in Central Australia: developing a consistent data system and referral pathway, Publisher: Centre for Remote Health.

 

Conference Proceedings (refereed)

  1. Lindeman MA, Taylor KA, Dingwall K, Lopes J, Reid J and Grant L (2013). Towards systematic data collection and referral pathways for Indigenous youth suicide attempts. Proceedings of the 12th National Rural Health Conference, 7-10 April 2013, Adelaide, National Rural Health Alliance.
  2. Lindeman MA and Jensen H (2012). Dementia in Indigenous communities: a ‘knowledge to action’ professional development program for remote practitioners, Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) Conference, 20-23 September 2012, Launceston, SARRAH

 

Conference presentations

2015

  1. Daly S and Kirby S (2015). Far West mental Health Recovery Centre: a partnership model of recovery focused mental health inpatient care, presentation at the 13th National Rural Health Conference, Darwin, 24-27 May 2015.
  2. Kirby S, Saurman E, Lyle D and Passey M. (2015). Assessing the evidence of rural palliative care need to inform research design. Presentation at the 2015 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Adelaide, 29-31 July 2015.
  3. Lavey L (2015). Research Impact Multi-tool - a one stop database for measuring and tracking research outputs. Presentation at the 2015 Australasian Research Management Society Conference 2 October 2015, Singapore.
  4. Lavey L and McGrail M (2015). Getting research evidence into rural health policies: what does it take? Presentation at the 13th National Rural Health Conference, Darwin, 24-27 May 2015.
  5. Lavey L, Spooner C and Mukuka C (2015). Research Administration Managers and Research Project Managers - playing a key role in establishing and managing multi-institutional collaborations. Presentation at the 2015 Australasian Research Management Society Conference, 1 October 2015, Singapore.
  6. Lyle D (2015). PHC Research Matters - Rural and Remote Perspective, Plenary presentation at the 2015 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Adelaide, 29-31 July 2015.
  7. McGrail M (2015). Targeting outreach: the influence of Australia’s rural outreach policy, presentation at the 9th Health Services and Policy Research Conference, 7-9 December 2015.
  8. McGrail M and Russell D (2015). Rural medical workfroce pipelines: Unpacking the role of rural origin. Presentation at the 2015 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Adelaide, 29-31 July 2015.
  9. Reeve C (2015). The challenge of providing fair care. Keynote presentation at the 13th National Rural Health Conference, Darwin, 24-27 May 2015.
  10. Russell D (2015). Important new empirical evidence to guide rural health workforce retention policies. Presentation at the 13th National Rural Health Conference, Darwin, 24-27 May 2015.
  11. Spooner C, Lavey L and Mukuku C. (2015). Lessons from establishing and managing multi-institution centres of research excellence. Presentation at the 2015 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Adelaide, 29-31 July 2015.
  12. Wakerman J (2015). Research excellence, knowledge exchange and policy development. Keynote presentation at the 13th National Rural Health Conference, Darwin, 24-27 May 2015.

 

2014

  1. Chisholm M (2014). Life with Dementia: Relations, presentation at the 2nd International Conference for the Centre for Dementia Research (CEDER), Linkoping University, Norrkoping, Sweden, 15-17 October 2014.
  2. Chisholm M (2014). Making Research Matter, presentation at the 13th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing, Adelaide, 24-25 November 2014.
  3. Chisholm M (2014). 50 Not Out: aiming for a century!, presentation at the 47th Australasian Association of Gerontology National Conference, Adelaide, 26-28 November 2014.
  4. Guthridge S (2014). 50 years in the making – NT health information, 1967-2014. Invited speaker at the Mt Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health (MICRRH) Conference – Are you remotely interested?, Mt Isa, 31 July to 1 August 2014.
  5. Johnston J, Hindman J and Saurman E (2014) Mental Health Emergency Care by Telehealth in Western NSW. Invited oral presentation at the RANZCP Congress, Perth, 11-15 May 2014.
  6. Kirby S and Cummins C (2014). Lost in translation: getting PHC research into evidence. Oral presentation at the NSW Rural Health and Research Progress 2014 – ‘Rural Health Horizons – Shaping our Future’, Dubbo, NSW, 9 September 2014.
  7. Kirby S, Brunero C, Hill D, Merritt J, Jones D and Lyle D (2014). Two birds with one stone: rural health inequities and better student learning. Oral presentation at the 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, 23-25 July 2014.
  8. Lindeman MA and Grant L (2014). Experiences of Central Australian workers regarding suicide risk among Aboriginal youth. Oral presentation at the 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, 23-25 July 2014.
  9. Lindeman MA, Jensen H, Bell D and Farthing A (2014). A ‘key worker’ model to improve service pathways for Aboriginal people with dementia in remote Central Australia. Oral presentation at the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) National Conference, Kingscliff, NSW, 17-20 September 2014.
  10. McGrail M and Humphreys JS (2014). A new Index of Access and the Monash Model: two ‘fit-for-purpose’ measures for rural workforce planning and resource allocation. Oral presentation at the 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, 23-25 July 2014.
  11. Meade C and Ward B (2014). Improving access to general practice care in residential aged care facilities. Oral presentation at the 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, 23-25 July 2014.
  12. Reeve C (2014). The Inequity of Equality. Invited keynote presentation at the Rural Medicine Australia 2014 Conference, Sydney, 30 October - 1 November 2014.
  13. Reeve C (2014). Exposure to public health – a pathway to social accountability. Oral presentation at The Global Community Engaged Medical Education Muster, Uluru, NT, 27-30 October 2014.
  14. Roberts D, Ward B and Russell D (2014). Health outcomes associated with a rural diabetes self-management program. Oral presentation at the 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, 23-25 July 2014.
  15. Russell D, Humphreys JS, McGrail M, Cameron I and Williams P (2014). The value of survival analysis for evidence-based rural medical workforce planning. Oral presentation at the 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, 23-25 July 2014.
  16. Saurman E, Johnston J, Hindman J, Kirby S and Lyle D (2014). Improving access to emergency mental health care in the bush. Poster presentation to the Success and Failure in Telehealth Conference, Adelaide, November 2014.
  17. Thomas S, Wakerman J and Humphreys JS (2014). Population thresholds for primary health care services in rural and remote Australia. Oral presentation at the 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, 23-25 July 2014.
  18. Thomas S, Zhao Y, Guthridge S and Wakerman J (2014). Evaluating the costs and health outcomes associated with primary care utilisation for Indigenous Australians with diabetes in remote Northern Territory communities. Oral presentation at the 2nd International Primary Health Care Reform Conference, Brisbane, 17-19 March 2014.
  19. Ward B, Humphreys JS and McGrail M (2014). How different aspects of access influence rural Australians decision to utilise a general practitioner. Oral presentation at the 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, 23-25 July 2014.
  20. Zhao Y, Thomas S, Guthridge S and Wakerman J (2014). Better health outcomes at lower costs: the benefits of primary care utilisation for chronic disease management in remote Indigenous communities in Australia’s Northern Territory. Poster presentation at the 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, 23-25 July 2014.

 

2013

  1. Berends L, Buykx P, Room R and Lubman DI (2013). Research to inform alcohol and other drug system design and development in a climate of change, Oral presentation at the 8th Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 2-4 December 2013.
  2. Carey TA (2013). The method of levels: A transdiagnostic approach to effective and efficient patient-centred treatment in rural and remote Australia. Workshop at the 48th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychology Society, Cairns 8-12 October 2013.
  3. Humphreys JS (2013). Achieving change through research: How rural doctors are leading the way, Invited presentation at the Rural Medicine Australia 2013 Conference, Cairns, 31 October - 2 November 2013.

http://webcast.gigtv.com.au/Mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/RM2013

  1. Jones M, Bushnell J and Humphreys JS (2013). Influence of medical program placements on medical graduates’ attitudes to rural practice: a national study based on the MSOD project. Oral presentation at the 2013 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Sydney, 10-12 July, 2013.
  2. Jones M, Humphreys JS and Bushnell J (2013). Clinical placements and graduate attitude to in-need medical disciplines. Oral presentation at the Health Workforce Australia 2013 Conference, Adelaide, 18-20 November 2013.
  3. Jones M, Wilson I and Eley D (2013). Medical training and the point of conception of a rural doctor: a longitudinal study based on the MSOD project. Oral presentation at the 12th National Rural Health Conference, Adelaide, 7-10 April 2013.
  4. Kirby S, McCarron T, Moore M, Johnson P, Perkins D and Lyle D (2013). Does nurse-lead diabetes care work in the remote locations? Poster presentation at the Rural Health Congress, Port Macquarie, October 2013.
  5. Kirby S, McCarron T, Moore M, Jonson T, Perkins D and Lyle D (2013). Managing sugar in the bush. Poster presentation at the 2013 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Sydney, 10-12 July 2013.
  6. Kirby S, Perkins D and Lyle D (2013). How can we make education, training and supervision interventions more effective for recruitment and retention in the rural and remote primary health care workforce? Poster presentation at the 2013 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Sydney, 10-12 July 2013.
  7. Lindeman MA, Dingwall KM, Bell D (2013). “If you don’t have that knowledge you don’t ask that question”. Staff readiness for conducting assessments in remote Indigenous community contexts. Oral presentation at the 10th National Allied Health Conference, Brisbane, 16-18 October 2013.
  8. Lindeman MA, Taylor KA, Dingwall KM, Lopes J, Reid J and Grant L (2013). Towards systematic data collection and referral pathways for Indigenous youth suicide attempts. Oral presentation at the 12th National Rural Health Conference, Adelaide, 7-10 April 2013.
  9. McGrail and Humphreys JS (2013). Understanding the dynamics of rural GP mobility: who moves where and why? Oral presentation at the 2013 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Sydney, 10-12 July 2013.
  10. McGrail M and Humphreys JS (2013). Development of a National Index of Access for rural primary health care. Oral presentation at the 8th Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 2-4 December 2013.
  11. Perkins D (2013). The Australian Rural Mental Health Cohort Study: Implications for policy and practice. Oral presentation at the 12th National Rural Health Conference, Adelaide, 7-10 April 2013.
  12. Perkins D (2013). The Australian Rural Mental Health Cohort Study: key learnings. Oral presentation at the 2013 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Sydney, 10-12 July 2013.
  13. Reeve C (2013). Prevocational exposure to public health - a pathway to rural, remote and public health practice, Oral presentation at the RACP NT ASM and CARPA Conference, Alice Springs, 8-9 November 2013.
  14. Reeve C (2013). Strengthening Primary Health Care, Oral presentation at the RACP NT ASM and CARPA Conference, Alice Springs, 8-9 November 2013.
  15. Russell D, Wakerman J and Humphreys JS (2013). How long will you stay? Oral presentation at the 2013 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Sydney, 10-12 July 2013.
  16. Saurman E, Lyle D and Perkins D (2013). Use of the MHEC-RAP by Hospital Emergency Departments. Oral presentation at the 12th National Rural Health Conference, Adelaide, 7-10 April 2013.
  17. Sirrett D (2013). Fly-in, Fly-out health workforce models. Oral presentation at the RACP NT ASM and Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association Conference, Alice Springs, 8-9 November 2013.
  18. Spooner C and Lavey L (2013). Establishment of multi-institutional centres of research excellence – tips for new players. Oral presentation at the 2013 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Sydney, 10-12 July 2013.
  19. Thomas S, Wakerman J and Humphreys JS (2013). Access to core primary health care services in rural and remote Australia. Oral presentation at the 2013 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Sydney, 10-12 July 2013.
  20. Wakerman J, Bourke L and Humphreys JS (2013). Is remote health different to rural health? Oral presentation at the 12th National Rural Health Conference, Adelaide, 7-10 April 2013.
  21. Wakerman J (2013). Health Reform Panel Discussion. Facilitator at the What’s new in health and health reform: RACP NT ASM and CARPA Conference, Alice Springs, 8-9 November 2013.
  22. Ward B, Humphreys JS, Russell D, Chisholm M, McGrail M, Buykx P and Wakerman J (2013). The impact of primary health care access on utilisation and health outcomes: Implications for policy in rural and remote areas. Oral presentation at the 2013 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Sydney, 10-12 July 2013.

 

2012

  1. Bell D, Lindeman, MA and Reid JB (2012). Needs assessment and aged care outcomes for remote-based Aboriginal people. Paper presented at the Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference, Brisbane 2012. Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol.31 Supplement 2, December 2012, p4.
  2. Humphreys J (2012). Health workforce planning and the provision of primary health care services in rural and remote Australia. Keynote speaker at the Leading the way in rural health reform, Inspire 2012 Conference Health Workforce Australia, Melbourne 13-14 November 2012.
  3. Jensen H, LoGiudice D, Smith K, Lindeman MA, Flicker L, Atkinson D (2012). Pathways to care for Indigenous people with dementia in Central Australia. Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH), Launceston, 20-23 September 2012.
  4. Kinsman L (2012). Never Underestimate the Impact of Policy, presentation at the International Primary Health Care Reform Conference, Brisbane 5-7 March 2012.
  5. Lindeman M (2012). Recognising and responding to dementia in Indigenous communities. Workshop offered 3 times in 2012: 29-30 March in Alice Springs 2012; 18-19 September 2012 in Launceston (as a pre-conference workshop of the SARRAH conference); 8-9 October 2012 in Port Augusta.
  6. Lindeman MA, Bell D, Reid JB (2012). How effectively do aged care assessment processes translate into real needs-based care in remote Aboriginal communities of Central Australia? PHC Research Conference Inform, influence, implement: Research improving policy and practice; Canberra, 18-20 July 2012.
  7. Lindeman MA and Jensen H (2012). Dementia in Indigenous communities: a ‘knowledge-to-action’ professional development program for remote practitioners. Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH), Launceston, 20-23 September 2012.
  8. Lindeman MA and Reid JB (2012). Researching aged and dementia care in Central Australian Indigenous communities. Invited paper presented at the 3rd National Workshop of the Australian Association of Gerontology Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Committee (AAG ATSIAC), Brisbane, 19 November 2012.
  9. Lyle D and Jones D (2012). Enhancing what is spoken in Broken Hill, presentation at the Inspire 2012 Conference, Health Workforce Australia, Melbourne, 13-14 November 2012.
  10. McGrail MR and Humphreys JS (2012). Formulating a more appropriate and equitable system for allocating rural and remote health workforce incentives, Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, 18 July 2012.
  11. Perkins D and Kirby S (2012). Review of Education, Training and Supervision Models in Rural and Remote Primary Health Care, NSW Rural Health and Research Congress, Wagga, 5-7 November 2012.

2011

  1. Carey TA (2011). Improving access by changing perspective: A focus on “how” rather than “what”. Paper presented at the annual conference of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Surrey, England.
  2. Carey TA (2011). The untapped potential of primary care psychology – A Scottish case study. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Australian Psychological Society. Canberra, Australia.
  3. Humphreys JS (2011). Sustaining rural health services and improving community well-being through research: lessons from Elmore, Keynote Address at the Rural Health Research Colloquium – Sustaining Rural Health through Research’, 12th October, Dubbo, NSW.
  4. Humphreys JS, Wakerman J, Perkins D, Lyle D, McGrail M and Kinsman L (2011). Centre of research excellence in Rural and Remote Primary Health Care, 2011 PHC Research Conference - ‘Inspirations, Collaborations, Solutions’, Brisbane, 14 July 2011.
  5. Lindeman MA (2011). Recognising and responding to dementia in Indigenous communities: integrating research findings into a professional development program. Paper presented at the Connecting young and old: connecting generations. AIATSIS National Indigenous studies conference, Canberra, 19-22 September 2011.
  6. Lindeman MA, Taylor KA, and Stothers K (2011). It's all about good intercultural communication: dementia awareness in Indigenous communities. Paper presented at the 9th Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Melbourne. 23-27 October 2011.
  7. Lindeman MA (2011)). The Northern Territory program: a focus on capacity building and community responsiveness. Paper presented at the PHCRED Tri-State Conference, Adelaide. 15-16 September 2011
  8. Wakerman J (2011). The Policy process. Invited paper to Global Health Conference, Sydney, July 2011.
  9. Wakerman J (2011). The Policy process. Invited paper to National Rural Leadership Development Seminar, Victor Harbour, 6 August 2011.

 

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