2014 Primary Health Care and Healthy Communities:

Models, Practices, Policies and Politics

The final symposium for the CPHC project, "Primary Health Care and Healthy Communities: Models, Practices, Policies and Politics" was held in Adelaide at the National Wine Centre on Friday 21 March 2014. The event was a success, with over 80 people attending, from all areas of primary health care, including Medicare Locals, SA Health, non-government organisations, and the community controlled sector.

 

From L-R: Prof Fran Baum, Flinders University, Prof David Sanders, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and 'critical friend' Tony McBride

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the key findings and discussions were:

  • The move towards more selective primary health care in South Australia documented by the research mirrors general struggles internationally to implement and sustain comprehensive primary health care.
  • The Aboriginal Community Controlled model needs more recognition and research. The community controlled model in the study exhibited benefits in terms of greater accessibility, more action on the social determinants of health, more intersectoral collaboration, and greater community participation. Other evidence was provided from speakers on the benefits of community control, particularly for encouraging action on the social determinants of health.

Discussion and debate was robust, and evaluation feedback indicates attendees appreciated the international contextualisation provided by Prof. David Sanders and Prof. Ronald Labonté, the chance to reflect on what is needed to foster comprehensiveness in primary health care, and on the challenges and complexities to be faced. Feedback included: “Excellent to be involved, looking forward to reading papers”  “Want to attend more such events”, and “Thank you for a very well organised and conceived meeting.”

Links to the presentations can be found below. Tweets from the conference can be found by  searching for the hashtag #cphc2014.

We would like to thank the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Lowitja Institute for funding the symposium.

 

Friday 21 March 2014
9:00

Welcome to Country

Introduction from Professor Fran Baum

 
9:30

Headline Findings

Prof Fran Baum, Flinders University

Dr Sara Javanparast, Flinders University

Dr Gwyn Jolley, Flinders University

Dr Toby Freeman, Flinders University

 

 

CPHC (PDF 11MB)

11:15

The findings in an international context

Prof David Sanders, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Prof Ronald Labonte, University of Ottawa (video recording)

 

 

David Sanders PPT (PDF 8MB)

Prof Ronald Labonte's Video Recording

Ron Labonte PPT (PDF 493KB)

1:30

The Aboriginal Community Controlled model

Ms Donna Ah Chee, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress

Dr David Scrimgeour, Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia

 

Donna Ah Chee PPT (PDF 1MB)

David Scrimgeour PPT (PDF 105KB)

2:00

Panel: Is the community controlled model applicable to the wider population?

Ms Donna Ah Chee

Dr David Scrimgeour

Prof David Sanders

Ms Peta Smith

Mr Chris Seiboth

 
3:15

Panel: What are the priorities for education and training for CPHC?

Prof Jeff Fuller, Flinders University

Prof David Sanders, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Dr Janette Young, University of South Australia

Prof David Legge, La Trobe University

 
3:50

Panel: How can we increase the equity performance of PHC sectors?

Dr Toby Freeman, Flinders University

Ms Carmel Williams, SA Health, Public Health Partnerships Branch

Dr Andrew Bell, Northern Territory Medicare Local

 
5.00  Close  
     

 

Project website

Return to the project website here

 

Contact

For further information please contact the project manager, Dr. Toby Freeman, at toby.freeman@flinders.edu.au or phone (08) 7221 8468.

Available here Listing of publications from CPHC project (PDF 874KB)