Action for equity

Students from our health professional programs learning in UNSW Medicine & Health’s facilities

Description and aims

This stream supports better and fairer health for families and communities locally, nationally and internationally. There are three research programs within this stream.

Key current research areas

Children and young people

This program focuses on understanding the needs of vulnerable families and developing and trailing interventions to improve child and young people’s health, development and educational outcomes, including individual, family and service system interventions.

Communities and Populations

This program focuses on the health and wellbeing of whole communities and populations. Research in this program is conducted with communities, populations and organisations, and address planning and policies.

Equity Implementation and Social Innovation

This program focuses on building individual, community, organisational and service system capacity to effectively implement tools and interventions to improve health and development outcomes for families and communities.

Key partners

Key partners in the stream and its research programmes are local communities (particular the Tharawal community in South Western Sydney), consumer groups and community advocates, health districts, local councils, and industry.

Stream lead

Evelyne de Leeuw and Fiona Haigh jointly lead this stream.

Contact Us

Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity

University of New South Wales Australia 
Sydney NSW 2052

Phone: +61 (2) 8738 9310
Fax: +61 (2) 9602 8052
Email: cphce@unsw.edu.au
Online Enquiry

Stream Contact:
Prof Evelyne de Leeuw
Email: e.deleeuw@unsw.edu.au