Primary Health Care Symposia
The Southgate Institute organised a series of policy events to present research findings on primary health care, including from this project, to stimulate discussion on promoting a comprehensive PHC approach in Australia, and to revive the comprehensive vision of primary health care (PHC) set out in the World Health Organization’s Alma-Ata Declaration.
Videos from the Canberra symposium are available here.
Final Briefing Paper
Overarching report on Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
In 2016, a final report was produced detailing the strong model of comprehensive primary health care evinced at one of the project’s case study sites – Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation. Congress is an Aboriginal community controlled health organisation in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. The project found this service had the most comprehensive implementation of primary health care, and this report documents these strengths. The report was funded by Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, and authored by Dr. Pamela Lyon .
The final report is available
here (PDF 2MB) .
2016 Briefing paper and project summary
The Southgate Institute has produced a final briefing paper highlighting the key findings from the “Comprehensive Primary Health Care in Local Communities” project (2009-2014).
The research, funded by a $1.5m NHMRC project grant, partnered with seven primary health care services (six in South Australia, and Central Australian Aboriginal Congress in the Northern Territory) for five years, examining their ability to implement comprehensive primary health care. The project was conducted during a period of considerable change in state and Federal primary health care, and the project serves as an examination of the political, funding, and other contextual factors required to support comprehensive primary health care. Professor Fran Baum was the Chief Investigator A on the project and Dr. Toby Freeman was the project manager.
The briefing paper is available
here (PDF 718KB)
- GP Plus Health Care Centre Marion Primary Health Service
- GP Plus Super Clinic Noarlunga Primary Health Team
- Playford Primary Health Care Services and GP Plus Health Care Centre Elizabeth
- SHine SA
- Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
- Aboriginal Health Team, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
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