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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

A better, GP-centred, primary healthcare structure

A better, GP-centred, primary healthcare structure

12 March 2015

On 10th March 2015, the Senate Select Committee on Health has organised a public hearing, where a presenataion has been given by Professor Mark Harris, the Executive Director of CPHCE, and Dr Michael Moore, CEO of Inner West Sydney Medicare Local.  A summary of the presentation has been published as below for your interest.

For full transcription of the hearing, please click the link

Research Hubs

23 October 2014

We now have three research hubs, with South Western Sydney, South Eastern Sydney and Sydney Local Health Districts. These create partnerships within which we conduct research that is locally relevant and lend a research-based perspective to health service development.  

2014 CPHCE forum highlight

2014 CPHCE forum highlight

22 October 2014

This year at the forum, three CPHCE collaborations with Medicare Locals and Local Health Districts which aim to improve Primary Health Care and Equity were showcased.