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Seminar: Primary Care Reform in the US - what can Australia take on board for our Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan?

The University of Queensland/Mater Centre for Health System Reform and Integration was delighted to host Professor Robert L. Phillips for his recent seminar.

Robert PhillipsProfessor Robert L. Phillips, Jr., M.D., M.S.P.H.

Robert L. Phillips, Jr. (Bob) is the Founding Executive Director of The Center for Professionalism & Value in Health Care in Washington, DC. He is a practicing family physician with training in health services and primary care research. He is Professor of Family Medicine at both Georgetown University and Virginia Commonwealth University, Professorial Lecturer at George Washington University, and Faculty Affiliate at the Harvard Center for Primary Care. His research seeks to inform clinical care and policies that support it. He leads a national primary care registry that partners with federal agencies and philanthropies to understand the impact of social determinants of health and the relationship between primary care practice and health outcomes.

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Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care (AAAPC) SAPC Award

In collaboration with the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) in the UK, the AAAPC offers an international dimension to an outstanding paper submitted to the Annual Research Conference.

The AAAPC Distinguished Paper awardee is invited to present their paper in the UK at the SAPC Annual Scientific Meeting in the year following the Annual Research Conference. The awardee receives free registration and a small bursary towards the expense of attending the Conference. The award brings together two leading membership bodies responsible for advancing primary care through research and education in Australia/New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

The AAAPC Committee selects a winner from the abstracts submitted for presentation at the Conference. The selected paper is presented during the Prize Winners' Plenary session at the AAAPC Annual Research Conference.

Dr Jenny Job won the 2023 SAPC award for her presentation “The feasibility and acceptability of implementing a tool to identify and provide management support for people at risk of frailty in general practice”.

In addition, Dr Job was runner up for the UQ Mayne Academy of General Practice award for ‘Excellence in translating evidence into practice’

Dr Jenny Job is the Research Director at The University of Queensland-Mater Research Institute’s Centre for Health System Reform and Integration (CHSRI).

International Call to Action to preserve a sustainable global primary care sector

‘The essential role of Primary Health Care for Health Security and Securing Health’
Washington DC (18-20 July, 2023)

Professor Claire Jackson, Director of the UQ / MRI Centre for Health System Reform and Integration (CHSRI) attended ‘The essential role of Primary Health Care for Health Security and Securing Health Conference” in Washington, DC from the 18 to 20 July, 2023. The meeting was sponsored by The World Health Organisation, the World Organisation of Family Doctors, (WONCA), the World Bank, the Center for Professionalism and Value in Health Care, American Board of Family Medicine Foundation, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), and the Commonwealth Fund, and involved 127 delegates from 23 different countries (2 from Australia). The meeting focused on advancing Primary Health Care in developed and developing countries as a priority for national health security, and assuring the health of people around the world. The 2021 U.S. National Academies’ report, Implementing High Quality Primary Care was a focus, supporting the creation of an international  primary care strategy, coordinating infrastructure to build primary health care as both a common good and right, and as a solution to national health priorities worldwide.

Australia’s strong primary care response throughout Covid 19 was featured, including the growing links with public and preventative health initiatives.

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International Health Care Reform Conference

5th International Health Care Reform Conference 2020

25 March - 29 March 2020, InterContinental Double Bay, Sydney

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Visit the IHCRC 2020 website for more details and to register.

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Health Care Reform Conference programme

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