APHCRI in 2014 commenced broad consideration of models that would facilitate the translation of research findings and outcomes into implementation, facilitating the uptake of research outcomes into primary health care policy and practice, thereby maximising the health and well-being of the Australian community from an evidence base.
The 2014 Annual Report reflects this consideration, presenting achievements against the three goals,
- Priority-driven primary health care research
- Increasing the capacity to undertake primary health care research
- Driving the implementation of research into primary health care policy and services
The first three Centres for Research Excellence (CREs) came to an end with full reports being available on the APHCRI website. APHCRI's work in supporting the Tasmanian health service reform in the area of sub-acute care was a highlight of implementation-focused research that has ultimately informed the development of new models of community-based care. Working closely and in support of the health service providers was demonstrated again as a key criterion for success.