Who we are

The Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity (CPHCE) is a university research centre located within the Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW. We are closely associated with the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales, and have long term partnerships with health services, particularly in south western, south eastern and central Sydney. 

What we do

We conduct research, evaluation and development that strengthen primary health care and address health inequities, with the aim of contributing to better, fairer health in the community. We address current issues in policy and practice, and work with health and related services to implement our findings. Our work is rigorous, collaborative and is based on more than fifteen years’ experience as a research group. 

Latest News

The Role of the Health System in Reducing Health Inequity 29/06/2016

5 July 2016

The Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity invited all health staff, academics and civil society groups with intesets in the latest thinking on the role the health system can paly in recuding health inequity to join the forum on Wednesday 29th June 2016.

Patient Centred Medical Home--What does it mean for NSW

31 March 2016

A recent symposium hosted by the Hospital Alliance for Research Collaboration (HARC) and CPHCE attracted wide interest from health profissionals to discuss the new model for delivering primary care.

45 & Up study: the use of linked data

22 March 2016

Over 40 people from mainly local health districts and  primary health networks attended a ½ day workshop on Monday 21 March at CPHCE. The workshop was on the use of linked data, with a focus on the 45 and Up study. The purpose of the workshop was to: a) feedback and to consider how the finding from 3 linked data studies undertaken by CPHCE (Primary and Community Health Cohort living in Central and Eastern Sydney Region) can be used to inform population health planning and integrated care health service development; and b) to share insights from participants on implications of results.