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The OPTIMISE study, which aimed to improve refugee health care in general practice is now completed

4 February 2021

The OPTIMISE study, which aimed to improve refugee health care in general practice is now completed. We implemented the study in 3 regions of high refugee settlement across NSW and Victoria. Thirty-one practices undertook, through facilitation process, the OPTIMISE intervention focusing on improving a practice-wide system in identifying refugee status, improving interpreter use, conducting refugee health assessment and referrals to specialised care and other services.

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Events

CPHCE Annual Forum 2020

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 - 9:00am – 12:00pm

Team Live 

The Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW, will be holding its Annual Forum via ‘Teams Live’ on  Wednesday 16 September 2020 from 9am to 12 noon. 

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Research Priorities Forum - Research Priorities for Central and Eastern Sydney

Wednesday, 2 September 2020 - 10:00am – 12:00pm

Zoom Webinar 

The Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW in collaboration with Sydney Local Health District (SLHD), South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) and Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network (CESPHN) invite you to attend our half day research priorities forum.

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COVID-19 and Smoking – Prevention, outcomes and care

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 - 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Seminar is available by clicking on Teams Meeting Link available under Further info URL

Smoking has been causally linked to greater incidence of infectious respiratory diseases in the US Surgeon General’s report of 2004 and more recently with SARS, MERS and H1N1 and often linked to poorer outcomes.  While the benefits of smoking cessation in ‘well populations’ have been well recognised, there is emerging evidence that smoking cessation at any stage, post serious disease, provides significant survival benefits.  Yet the role of smoking and cessation in infectious respiratory disease has been largely overlooked.

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