Innovative Models Promoting Access and Coverage Team (IMPACT)

Client: Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Centre: Centre for Health Systems Development

Start year: 2013
End year: 2017

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Supporting the Implementation of Organisational Innovations in Community-Based Primary Health Care to Improve Population Coverage and Access for Vulnerable Groups. Led by the University of New South Wales, with APHCRI, Monash University, South-East Melbourne Medicare Local, McGill University, Public Health Agency Quebec.

Australian IMPACT activities will be overseen by Professor Grant Russell, Professor Mark Harris of the University of NSW and Associate Professor Virginia Lewis of La Trobe University. They will work with clinicians, health authorities and local communities in three outer suburban lcoations in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. The program will culminate in the trialling of 'world's best practice' innovations to assist access to health care for vulnerable populations.