The Community and Primary Health Care Network (CPHCN) is building strong partnerships between the University, Primary Health Care organisations and people in the community. Our aim is to promote and embed a Primary Health Care approach centred on meeting people’s health needs throughout their whole life.
Our Faculty of Medicine and Health delivers education and research programs that encompass widest array of healthcare disciplines of any University in Australia. Primary Health Care principles and newly emerging models of care are integral to supporting a high quality, high performing Australian healthcare system.
Consumer Involvement in Research
In March CPHCN hosted a well-attended webinar exploring the importance of involving consumers in health research. Chaired by Prof Sarah Lewis, FMH A/Dean Research Performance, the lunchtime webinar featured an expert panel of speakers including consumers with first-hand experience, and panelists from The University of Sydney, Health Consumers NSW and Sydney Health Partners. Speakers shared recent research examples, consumer perspectives and plenty of helpful resources available to support researchers partnering with consumers in health research. From the webinar, further reading:
Nursing #1 in Australia
The Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery was recently named in the 2022 QS World University Rankings as the highest ranking school in Australia for the subject of Nursing and 12th in the Global Ranking! Hearty congratulations to our Nursing colleagues and students for the well deserved recognition!
Congratulations to Professor Sarah Dennis, named as Australia’s leading Primary Health Care researcher in The Australian's annual Research Magazine 2021 List: Top 250 Researchers.
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Membership is free and open to postgraduate research students and employees of the University of Sydney and affiliated institutes working within fields related to Primary Health Care.
We also welcome and include consumers, primary health care professionals and our partners in government and industry. Complete our membership form to join.
Primary Health Care is defined by the World Health Organisation as essential health care that is universally accessible and meets people’s health needs throughout their lives. We are dedicated to achieving this by embedding a Primary Health Care approach to research, education and engagement.
A Primary Health Care approach is a whole of society approach. It includes methods of health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care. It addresses the broader determinants of health through multisectoral policy and action, an importantly, empowers individuals, families and communities to take charge of their own health and care.
The CPHC Network Leadership Group represents the CPHC disciplines within the University and key external and affiliated partners in fields relating to CPHC: