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Expression of interest for CEO/ Research leader

27 May 2014

The Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity are looking for a new CEO/research leader at the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW Australia. This will become available in the first half of 2015, on the resignation of the current CEO, Associate Prof Gawaine Powell Davies.

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New project—Effectiveness of an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Respect Program in general practice

25 March 2014

Aboriginal people comprise 2.5% of Australia's population, with 60% urban dwellers with poor access to health care. Poor access to care is reflected through disparities in health status and health outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. Despite various strategies to close this gap inequities still persist. The project aims at addressing this issue at general practice level.

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Opening of Waranwarin Child and Family Centre and Close the Gap Day

Opening of Waranwarin Child and Family Centre and Close the Gap Day

25 March 2014

On 20th March, members of the Gudaga Research Team attended the Tharawal celebrations for Closing the Gap Day. This year they were held at the Waranwarin Child and Family Centre and were combined with the official opening of the Waranwarin Centre. This day is an opportunity for the Aboriginal community to come together and celebrate their work towards building a strong, healthy Aboriginal community on Tharawal Lands.

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Prof Iain Broom sharing weight management program

Prof Iain Broom sharing weight management program

25 March 2014

In February-March, The Centre for Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence in Primary Health Care (COMPaRE-PHC) hosted a visit from Professor Iain Broom, who is Director of the Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology (CORE) at Robert Gordon University. He is also Medical Director of LighterLife, holds a Professorial Research Fellowship at the Rowett Research Centre and is a founding European SCOPE Fellow. Professor Broom has been responsible, along with several UK colleagues, for the development of the Counterweight program of which he is Chairman. 

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Nurse Led Models of Primary Care Short Course

17 October 2013

Nick Zwar from CPHCE and Elizabeth Halcomb from University of Wollongong contributed to a successful short course organised by the University of Melbourne and the Australian Medicare Local Alliance on “Nurse Led Models of Care: Development, Implementation and Evaluation”, held in Melbourne on 20th September.

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Cancer Services win more funding for better communication

17 October 2013

The GP Unit, Cancer Services, the Ingham Institute and the SW Sydney Medicare Local have won a second $50,000 grant from the Cancer Institute of NSW to improve integration.

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Medicare Local-- how are they doing?

17 October 2013

Are Medicare Locals achieving their strategic aims? Are they on track to become effective Primary Health Care Organisations? These are questions that the Centre is asking as part of the national evaluation of Medicare Locals which is being conducted with Ernst and Young and Monash University.

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From South West Sydney to South Korea

17 October 2013

Emma Friesen has returned from the 2013 International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (iCREATe) in Gyoneggi-doSouth Korea. iCREATe brings together students, academic researchers and clinicians working in Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology fields. Although the delegates are primarily from the ASEAN nations, many research collaborations featured during the conference include North American and European research centres.

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PhD Successes

PhD Successes

17 October 2013

Congratulations to Patrick Harris and Cathy Kaplun who have recently been awarded their PhDs, Patrick for his work on the Health Impact Assessment and Public Policy and Cathy Kaplun for her studies on transition to school. 

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2013 Summer Courses

13 September 2013

NEW SUMMER SCHOOL COURSES IN AND NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

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