The SACHRU newsletter is a regular publication with three editions issued each year. In response to feedback highlighting the need for practitioners and others to share their work and experience Research Matters will now feature contributions from the field. Whilst we encourage those in the field to write for peer-reviewed journals it is apparent that there is also a need for a more informal approach to disseminating information about primary health care and health promotion practice and policy work. We hope to develop Research Matters as a user-friendly vehicle for the dissemination of practice notes, project descriptions, evaluations and discussion of health issues. We will continue to include information about SACHRU new and existing research projects, consultation requests, information on training seminars, conferences and publications.

Please consider sharing your knowledge and experience by contributing a short article to Research Matters. Our vision is that Research Matters will become an important means of communicating about what is happening in primary health care and health promotion in South Australia and beyond.

We welcome contributions that examine health issues, describe projects and evaluations, explore methods, pose dilemmas and reflect on practice and policy. The articles appearing in our newsletter should be relatively informal. We will not publish references – if you wish to include references you must include an author’s email address so readers can obtain references directly. Articles should be between 300-500 words, pictures are most welcome. If you would like to discuss your article prior to submission please contact Julie Johns ph: 7221 8483. Articles can be submitted to julie.johns@flinders.edu.au

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