The aim of SACHRU's Policy and Practice Briefs was to explore areas of particular interest to both primary health care and community development professionals. Each Brief, based on current research evidence and practice knowledge was reviewed by an Advisory Committee comprising of senior managers and practitioners working within primary health care and community development sectors, ensuring that they provide both relevant and useful information. In particular:

  • Practice Briefs were designed to provide practical hands on information applicable to community development and primary health care professionals working at the coal face of service delivery.

  • Policy Briefs were short papers which discuss current issues and/or analyse competing ideas relevant to managers within both the primary health care and community development sectors.