Programs & Initiatives
The Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy
The Strategy builds and communicates an evidence base to support decision making around primary health care, focussed on the priority areas of the National Primary Health Care Strategy.
The Australian Government has funded the PHCRED Strategy since 2000 as a long term capacity building program to build the primary health care research evidence base.
Over the period 2010 – 2014 the PHCRED Strategy will build and communicate an evidence base to support decision making around primary health care, focussed on the priority areas of the National Primary Health Care Strategy which are:
- Improving access and reducing inequity;
- Better management of chronic conditions;
- Increasing the focus on prevention; and
- Improving quality, safety, performance and accountability.
Two key organisations funded by the PHCRED Strategy, the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) and the Primary Health Care Research and Information Service(PHC RIS), will continue with their programs of work to respectively lead primary health care research and ensure its dissemination. APHCRI will additionally administer centres of research excellence (CREs) that will produce relevant research and continue building the capacity of the primary health care research sector.
PHCRED Strategy Research Capacity Building Initiative (RCBI) grants will continue until 31 December 2011 as a transitional strategy. Primary health care research capacity building funding will be redirected into a competitive grants program and will be delivered via CREs which will commence in 2012.
For further information, refer to the PHCRED Strategy Phase three 2010 – 2014 publication.
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