2012 Primary Health Care Symposium
'The future of primary health care in Australia: opportunities and constraints'
27th - 29th November, 2012
Crowne Plaza, Alice Springs
The second research symposium for the NHMRC-funded project “Evaluating the effectiveness of comprehensive primary health care in local communities” was held in Alice Springs in November 2012. It was co-hosted by the South Australian Community Health Research Unit, Flinders University, and Central Australian Aboriginal Congress.
Knowledge exchange is central to the project, and the symposium engaged policy makers, primary health care managers, executives, practitioners, policy-makers, and academics in discussion about the current landscape of primary health care in Australia. Members of the research team also presented emerging findings from the NHMRC research on primary health care models.
The symposium was very successful in providing a space to reflect on the opportunities and challenges facing primary health care, due in large part to the experience, wisdom, and participation of attendees as well as the invited speakers.
Key messages from the symposium included the need to recognise and celebrate the Aboriginal community controlled sector as leaders in comprehensive primary health care; the need to consider the type and style of primary health care and health promotion in the changing national context; and the continued need for a social movement to reinvigorate and revalourise primary health care and health promotion.
|Day 1 - November 27, 2012|
|1:45pm||Acknowledgement of country||Ms Tahnia Edwards (PDF 84KB)|
|2:00||Welcome||Prof Fran Baum (PDF 1MB)|
|2:15||From personal care to community activism: prospects for comprehensive primary health care in a new era of neoliberal austerity||Prof Ron Labonté (PDF 3MB)|
|3:45||Using program logic to develop CPHC||Dr Angela Lawless (PDF 2MB)|
|4:15||Planning for primary health care: organisational perspectives|
Mr Jeff ChevertonWith video (PDF 92MB)
Without video (PDF 390KB)
|5:30||Welcome reception - Launch of Global Health Watch 3||A/Prof David Legge|
Prof David Sanders
|Day 2 - November 28, 2012|
|8:45am||Welcome and housekeeping||Prof Fran Baum (PDF 2MB)|
|9:00||Canadian Community Health Centre Model||Mr Jack McCarthy (PDF 3MB)|
|9:50||The Aboriginal Community Control model of CPHC||Ms Donna Ah Chee (PDF 9MB)|
|11:00||Community voice in Primary Health Care services and evaluation||Dr Toby Freeman (PDF 1MB)|
Panel: Community participation in primary health care settings
|1:30pm||Social determinants and health promotion||Prof Fran Baum (PDF 3MB)|
|2:00||Case studies of PHC working on the social determinants of health|
|3:30||Health reform as a backdrop to primary health care||Ms Gwyn Jolley (PDF 269KB)|
|4:00||World Café Discussion||Dr Angela Lawless (PDF 2MB)|
|Day 3 - November 29, 2012|
|8:30am||Welcome and housekeeping||Prof Fran Baum (PDF 3MB)|
|8:40||Primary health care: rationale, evolution and current challenges to its revitalisation and impact||Prof David Sanders (PDF 9MB)|
|9:30||Panel: Future of primary health care in Australia: opportunities and constraints|
|10:30||Farewell and wrap up||Prof Fran Baum|
Return to the project website Comprehensive primary health care in local communities (CPHC)
For further information please contact the project manager, Dr. Toby Freeman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 7221 8468.