Who we are
The Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity (CPHCE) is a university research centre located within the Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW. We are closely associated with the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales, and have long term partnerships with health services, particularly in south western, south eastern and central Sydney.
What we do
We conduct research, evaluation and development that strengthen primary health care and address health inequities, with the aim of contributing to better, fairer health in the community. We address current issues in policy and practice, and work with health and related services to implement our findings. Our work is rigorous, collaborative and is based on more than fifteen years’ experience as a research group.
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.
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.
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.