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Annual Report 2012

5 July 2013

You can keep up-to-date with the work of UNSW RESEARCH CENTRE FOR PRIMARY HEALTH CARE AND EQUITY by linking on to our new website – www.cphce.unsw.edu.au. It brings together under one banner all of our partners and projects.

As well, watch out for your Annual Report for 2012 which will be out soon. 

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Mentoring: a key strategy for supporting practitioner researchers in Community Health

5 July 2013

The Primary and Community Health Research Unit (PCHRU), through its Researcher Mentoring Program (RMP), links practitioner researchers to mentors who provide technical and specialist input needed for quality research. One project currently underway is being led by two clinicians in the Paediatric Physical Disability Team based in Liverpool Hospital: Kate Margetson, a Speech Pathologist, and Sarah Carman, an Occupational Therapist. They wanted to describe and evaluate a novel classroom-based program their team runs to assess and prescribe Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices for children at the Prairiewood School in New South Wales.

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Name Changes for CHETRE’s programs and stream

5 July 2013

What’s in a name? The Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation (CHETRE) has renamed its key research programs. As Director Lynn Kemp says. “CHETRE’s role is to achieve better and fairer health for families and communities in south westernSydney, and throughoutAustraliaand internationally. CHETRE is known through its research programs. So we have now reached a point where we want our four programs to be more accessible and to have titles that convey what they do.” 

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GENERAL PRACTICE – data sharing between practices has positive outcomes. GPs provide valuable input into research for community projects

5 July 2013

The Academic General Practice Unit has a number of interesting research projects underway requiring input from GPs in South Western Sydney.  The Health Contribution Fund (HCF) has funded the Academic General Practice Unit to help examine diabetes care, employing data from the electronic practice based research network, with a focus on any relationship- to hospital admissions.

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The 2013 Annual Forum

The 2013 Annual Forum

5 July 2013

You are invited to attend The 2013 Annual Forum on Friday 2 August from 9.30am to 1.30pm in the UNSWScientaBuilding. Eileen Baldry, Professor of Criminology School of Social Sciences, Deputy Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will give The 2013 Ian Webster Health for All Oration. Professor Baldry is known for her work with Jane Lloyd on Primary Health care for indigenous people released from custody.

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Collaboration is the key to developing primary health care

Collaboration is the key to developing primary health care

5 July 2013

The Centre is working with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and the South Eastern and Eastern Sydney LHDs as they develop a more integrated approach to primary health care. Gawaine Powell Davies sits on the Collaboration Committee with the Local Health District and Medicare Locals and is part of a group overseeing a consultancy to develop a shared framework for developing primary health care.

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The Biggest Losers are...Study shows that poor health literacy has a direct effect on obesity outcomes

The Biggest Losers are...Study shows that poor health literacy has a direct effect on obesity outcomes

5 July 2013

The Centre Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence in Primary Health Care pilot study into disadvantaged adults has just been completed. This study aimed to explore the feasibility of enhancing preventive care for patients with low health literacy in Australian primary care.

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Message from Professor Mark Harris – Executive Director

Message from Professor Mark Harris – Executive Director

5 July 2013

We aim to keep our many partners, supporters and stakeholders informed about the Centre's work. Our partners play a critial role in the work of the centre, especially in the conduct of our research and its translation into policy and practice. So please let us know if you find the newsletter useful and let us have any suggestions or contributions.

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Sydney home care scheme goes global

16 October 2012

A home care visiting scheme pioneered by University of New South Wales researchers that helps vulnerable pregnant women has been so successful in Sydney that it’s going global.

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Focus on managing obesity

Focus on managing obesity

2 July 2012

The University of New South Wales will host a new centre targeting primary care in obesity to improve access to services and management of the widespread, chronic condition.

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