The South Australian Community Health Research Unit (SACHRU), part of the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity, seeks to enhance health, wellbeing and equitable outcomes in South Australia by contributing to improving the quality of primary health care, health promotion and population health initiatives through research, evaluation and building the capacity of the workforce.
SACHRU provides support to a range of groups including community health services, government departments administering grants programs, community organisations, and others conducting community and primary health care projects, such as hospitals, and non-government organisations.
Core funding is provided by the SA Department of Health and Ageing, and we attract funds from other sources for projects, consultancies, conferences and workshops. SACHRU is administered through the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University
SACHRU and the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity are co-located with the discipline of Public Health and collaborates with their staff on a number of joint projects and workforce training and development.
SACHRU has core research and administrative staff, with additional staff funded by research grants. SACHRU is also supported by an Advisory Committee .