2014 CPHCE forum highlight

Posted 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.

The PEP project: working with Medicare Locals to support quality improvement in general practice (Mark Harris)

This partnership between UNSW, Flinders, Monash, Bond and Queensland Universities, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), the National Heart Foundation of Australia and the BUPA Foundation is trialling ways of improving the implementation of guidelines for prevention of chronic disease in general practice.

Evaluation of the NSW Health Chronic Disease Management Program: using process evaluation to support the development of a complex program (Gawaine Powell Davies)

This evaluation has traced the way Local Health Districts had implemented a state wide chronic disease management program over three years. It showed how the program had become embedded in local services and led to stronger information and other systems for managing chronic conditions across a complex system.

The Gudaga story: Fifteen years of research with the Aboriginal community (Elizabeth Comino)

This presentation described a research study working with an Aboriginal community in south west Sydney over 15 years.  Starting with a cohort of Aboriginal children born in Campbelltown Hospital, the Gudaga study has followed the children up to and into school, and helped shape services and programs within Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation and South West Sydney Local Health District.


The showcase was followed by a plenary discussion with Ms Katherine Burchfield (Director, Integration Branch, NSW Health), Dr Jean-Frederic Levesque (CEO, Bureau for Health Information), Mr Rene Pennock (CEO, SWSML), and Dr Greg Stewart (Director of Primary and Ambulatory Care, SESLHD)