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.
A seminar on HAVING THE HARD CONVERSATIONS: Good practice in addressing individual and institutional resistance to Indigenous health and cultural safety education was held on Tuesday 17 November 2015 from 12 noon to 1.30 pm in the Hugh Dixson Room of the AGSM Building.
It was presented by Professor Dennis McDermott and Mr Dave Sjoberg of Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Wellbeing (Adelaide), Flinders University.
October saw us celebrating 10 years of the Gudaga Research Program with the local Aboriginal community, Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation (TAC), the families and children who are participating in the research, our research partners, services and supporters. The 10th birthday took place on 28th October 2015 and was hosted by TAC. It was a well-attended event with children enjoying Aboriginal games, painting, music, and of course balloons and birthday cake. It was a day of celebration with memories of Gudaga from early days and across the years with participating families, children and staff.
CPHCE is proud to announce that our Executive Director Professor Mark Harris has been elected as a fellow to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. He was awarded the fellowship at the Inaugural Annual General Meeting and Scientific Meeting of the Academy held in Canberra on October 6th 2015.