At the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity (CPHCE), we build our research and service development collaborations through joint ventures with South Western, South Eastern and Sydney Local Health Districts (LHD).
Each of our collaborations is supported by the Centre and an LHD with a formal agreement, an advisory committee and funding from both groups. The collaborations are bridges between the centre and the LHD, conducting research and evaluation that is valuable to both groups. This supports the uptake of research into practice and means researchers can directly engage with health services.
The Centre for Health Equity, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE) is a UNSW Sydney research collaboration located at South Western Sydney Local Health (within the Division of Population Health). CHETRE is based at the Ingham Institute and works in partnership with local councils, industry and community groups. The centre pursues its mission to co-create intelligence for better health through outreach actions in locational disadvantage, cutting-edge impact assessment tools, technologies and capacity building, and in Aboriginal owned and controlled research and development.
The Health Equity Research and Development Unit (HERDU) is a UNSW Sydney research collaboration located withing the Clinical Services Integration and Population Health Directorate at the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD). HERDU works collaboratively with health services, organisations and communities to conduct high quality research to identify and explain causes of health inequities, to develop evidence of effective actions to prevent, reduce or eliminate inequities in health, and to evaluate the impact of implementation.
The Central and Eastern Sydney Primary and Community Health Cohort/Resource, located at UNSW Sydney, addresses the challenges of an ageing population with long term conditions in the Central and Eastern Sydney area in collaboration with SLHD, SESLHD and CESPHN. This research informs primary and community services planning, program development and evaluation.