The third annual get together of the CRE network was held in April 2013. The day was highly successful and included a session on improving the two way flow of knowledge between policy makers and researchers. Experts gave very useful tips on sending across messages in a crowded information marketplace.
The session's recording is available here (YouTube).
The talks were from:
- Chris Carlile, Department of Health and Ageing
- John Flannery, Media & Public Affairs Director, Australian Medical Association
- Jennifer Doggett, Health Policy Consultant
- Ann-marie Boxall, Director, Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research
APHCRI has established eight Centres of Research Excellence (CREs) in primary health care to undertake research focused on key health reform challenges.
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.
CRE Symposium 2012 presentation: Accessible and equitable primary health service provision in rural and remote Australia (PDF 209KB)
This Centre of Excellence will address primary health care quality, governance, performance and sustainability issues by investigating improved models in regional governance, e-health, effective multidisciplinary teamwork, performance and accountability.
CRE Symposium 2012 presentation: Building quality, governance, performance and sustainability in primary health care (PDF 227KB)
This Centre of Excellence will build on the Kanyini Vascular Collaboration with the following key objectives:
- Improve the quality of care, the quality of life and outcomes of chronic disease.
- Examine the impact, utility and effectiveness of the federal governments ‘Closing the Gap’ chronic disease package elements within partner primary care services, with a view to maximising benefit for patients and informing policy development.
- Develop a cadre of Indigenous primary care researchers with the skills and support to contribute to their communities needs in chronic disease into the future.
CRE Symposium 2012 presentation: Indigenous primary care intervention research in chronic disease (PDF 362KB)
This Centre is led by Professor Emily Banks from the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) at the ANU, in collaboration with four Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in New South Wales, the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council and The Sax Institute. The CRE will examine data on children attending the four ACCHs in order to identify factors influencing the health of urban Aboriginal children. The CRE aims to address the knowledge and service gap in the urban aboriginal health service and to identify sustainable and transferable improvements in Aboriginal primary health care.
CRE Symposium 2012 presentation: Urban Aboriginal child health (PDF 652KB)
This Centre is led by Professor Robyn McDermott from the University of South Australia, in partnership with the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and James Cook University. The CRE will evaluate models for primary health care services for Indigenous and other high risk groups in rural and remote areas, with a focus on improving service delivery regarding the prevention and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, renal and heart conditions, and mental ill-health, as well as the complications arising from these.
CRE Symposium 2012 presentation: Prevention of chronic condition in rural and remote high rish populations (PDF 224KB)
This Centre for Research Excellence will focus on the economics and finance of primary care in Australia. The aim is to build an evidence base to support primary care reform. The research will evaluate recent and new primary care policies. It will use this evidence to inform the development and implementation of new initiatives.
CRE Symposium 2012 presentation: Finance and economics of primary care (PDF 157KB)
This Centre of Research Excellence will conduct a program of research to improve primary oral health care for disadvantaged Australians, comprising four major themes:
- Successful ageing and oral health
- Rural oral health
- Indigenous oral health
- The oral health of people with physical and intellectual disabilities.
CRE Symposium 2012 presentation: Primary oral health care (PDF 202KB)
Preventing and managing obesity requires complementary intervention strategies through population health and primary health care. The Centre for Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence in Primary Health Care(COMPaRE–PHC) will address these problems by conducting research across the lifecycle and with disadvantaged population groups to evaluate new ways for primary care practitioners to deliver assessment, brief advice, goal setting, more intensive coaching and skill development, weight maintenance and relapse prevention, then conducting research on how these innovative programs can be translated into routine practice.
CRE Symposium 2012 presentation: Obesity management and prevention (PDF 687KB)