Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Program

In 2000, the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing launched a Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy.  Under this strategy funding was provided for a number of initiatives including a Research Capacity Building (RCBI) Program.  The GGT UDRH first received PHCRED RCBI funding in July 2004.

The GGT UDRH's PHCRED RCBI program aims to increase both research and evaluation capacity, and research activity amongst primary health care provider groups and support groups (consumers) in the Greater Green Triangle region. It does this via a number of innovative and sustainable programs, including workshops and seminars, mentorship and bursaries, which provide some financial assistance for research work.  These Research Bursaries are offered to early and mid-career researchers and are typically advertised at the start of each year.  Research is supported in the areas of General Practice, mental health and psychology, Indigenous health, nutrition and dietetics, midwifery, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and dentistry. 

Workshops and seminars are offered at regular intervals and aim to enhance research capacity through training in research skills (basic to advanced levels).

The GGT UDRH's PHCRED program is supported through input and advice from local and state-wide Advisory Committees. The local committee is composed of representatives from a range of primary health care disciplines and organisations. The PHCRED Statewide Advisory Committee is a collaboration between the GGT PHCRED program and similar programs that run in South Australia and the Northern Territory. 

 

 PHCRED Training & Research Resources 

Research Bursaries

Researcher Development Program (RDP)

Useful Links