Projects

Culturally and linguistically diverse migrant mothers are more likely to experience lower levels of access to health care. This project, funded by Healthdirect Australia and conducted in Sydney Local Health District, aims to increase equity of access to information and health care for non-English speaking migrant mothers. ...
Determination of the impact of nurse and GP partnership on the quality of care and health outcomes for patients with COPD at six months and twelve months follow-up ...
This was an 18 month qualitative case study  comparing different models of integrated  primary health care centres that  examined  how they optimised access and integration, the enablers and barriers and to how far they had developed   more integrated and accessible services ...
This project involved the development of a framework for strengthening the integration between the Regional Health Services Program and other primary and community health services for very small rural/remote communities in the Hunter New England Area Health Service ...
This current project is built on the 2005 evaluation of the Hunter New England Health program, by specifically examining the relationship with other services and considering how the learnings and achievements could be more widely disseminated and taken up by other primary and community health services. ...
This project involved the delivery of ‘Assertive Communication Skills’ to help Chinese-Australians manage their stress and anxiety in cross-cultural encounters in everyday settings. This project also sought to bridge the cultural gap by equipping participants with culturally appropriate skills. ...
This project investigated the prevalence of COPD diagnosis in an Australian general practice setting, and whether an intervention utilising practice nurses addresses under-diagnosis of COPD. ...
The poor health of Aboriginal children in SSW provided the impetus to ensure that the local implementation of the Families First policy was relevant to the local Aboriginal community. ...
Prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a priority for the Australian community and general practitioners (GPs) play a key role in this activity. This study aims to test the impact of ARA in general practice on prescribing of anti-hypertensive and lipid-lowering medications and adherence to guidelines. ...
Physical inactivity is a growing health concern worldwide, and has been linked with multiple adverse health conditions including obesity and coronary heart disease. In Australia, more than half of the population do not meet the current recommendations for physical activity (PA). GP’s are in an excellent position to monitor PA in patients, which currently involves use of standardised...

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