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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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2013 Forum Highlight

21 August 2013

Thank you all for joining us at the 2013 CPHCE Annual Forum. The annual CPHCE Forum has become an important calendar event.  This year over 140 people from staff, research partners and colleagues from interstate attended and we hope to see you again next year.

Please feel free to check on those following links to review the presentation.

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Men’s business a secret no longer

Men’s business a secret no longer

21 August 2013

 “If we are serious about engaging men and boys in programs and campaigns to improve their health, we need to look at how they each live their lives as individuals, because the current one size fits all messages aren’t good enough.” -Professor  John  Macdonald  - international men's health expert 

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Ian Webster Oration by Professor Eileen Baldry

Ian Webster Oration by Professor Eileen Baldry

14 August 2013

Meet Casey - the $5.5 million 22 year old:

Or how we have created complex needs and what to do about it.

Professor Eileen Baldry, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences UNSW delivered the Ian Webster Health for all Oration. 

In Professor Baldry’s  words – “a story of tragedies, vicious cycles created in the lives of individuals and communities by compounding disability, disadvantage, discrimination, policy disasters and service silo-ing, refusal and neglect. But it is also a story of the potential for resilience, of greater equity and the creating of virtuous cycles of family and community support and shared and integrated human and social services.”

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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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