Comprehensive Primary Health Care - more information

Selected Articles

Freeman, T., Jolley, G., Baum, F., Lawless, A., Javanparast, S., & Labonte, R. (2013). Community assessment workshops: A group method for gathering client experiences of health services. Health and Social Care in the Community, Early View. DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12060.

Baum, F., Freeman, T., Jolley, G., Lawless, A., Bentley, M., Vartto, K., Boffa, J., Labonte, R., & Sanders, D. (2013). Health promotion in Australian multi-disciplinary primary health care services: Case studies from South Australia and the Northern Territory. Health Promotion International, Advance Access

Baum, F., Legge, D., Freeman, T., Lawless, A., Labonte, R., & Jolley, G. (2013). The potential for multi-disciplinary primary health care services to take action on the social determinants of health: actions and constraints. BMC Public Health, 13, 460.

Baum, F., Freeman, T., Lawless, A., & Jolley, G. (2012). Community development - improving patient safety by enhancing the use of health services. Australian Family Physician, 41, 424-428.

Wiese, M., Jolley, G., Baum, F., Freeman, T., & Kidd, M. (2011). Australia’s systems of primary healthcare: The need for improved coordination and implications for Medicare Locals. Australian Family Physician, 40, 995-99.

Freeman, T., Baum, F., Lawless, A., Jolley, G., Labonte, R., Bentley, M., & Boffa, J. (2011). Reaching those with the greatest need: How Australian primary health care service managers, practitioners, and funders understand and respond to health inequity. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 17, 355-361.

Poster Presentations

Prof. Fran Baum AO presented a poster summarising the strengths of the Aboriginal Community Controlled model evident at one of the CPHC partner service, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, in Vancouver, Canada on 14-18 November 2016.


Professor David Sanders, Emeritus Professor at the School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, and a key international collaborator and Chief Investigator on the Southgate Institute's five year NHMRC funded Comprehensive Primary Health Care in Local Communities project, recently presented a poster produced by the Southgate Institute at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 30 September - 3 October 2014.


The research team presented a poster on the Southgate program logic model at the July 2011 PHC RIS conference:

The research team presented two posters (available below) at the First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research Conference in Montreux, Switzerland, in November 2010:



GP Adjunct Study

An associated project was conducted in 2010 to examine the links between primary health care services and general practitioners. More information.


Associate Investigators

  • Flinders University: Prof Malcolm Battersby, Ms Catherine Hurley, A/Prof Anna Ziersch
  • Aboriginal Health Council of SA/University of Adelaide: Dr David Scrimgeour
  • Central Australian Aboriginal Congress: Ms Stephanie Bell, Dr John Boffa 
  • SHine SA: Ms Kaisu Vartto 
  • Central Northern Adelaide Health Service: Ms Di Jones
  • Endocrinology Unit, North West Adelaide Health Service: Dr Pat Phillips 
  • Southern Primary Health: Ms Cheryl Wright
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Team: Ms Theresa Francis
  • School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Dr Michael Bentley

Contact details

If you would like to find out more about this project, or have any comments or questions, please contact Toby Freeman (Project manager):

Phone: (08) 7221 8468