Research Outputs

STOP PRESS: (updated 11 April 2017)

Summary of Research Outcomes and Impact Document

Funding for the CRE in Rural and Remote Primary Health Care has now finished.  Thank you to all who contributed to the success of the CRERRPHC.  A summary document has been prepared to celebrate the outcomes and impact of the research undertaken by the CRERRPHC.  Please click here to obtain a copy, or contact Lisa Lavey ( for an electronic or hard copy.

2011-2015 CRERRPHC Reports to APHCRI

To access the 1:3:25 Reports relating to the research undertaken by the CRERRPHC for the period 2011-2015 (includes the 2015 extension funding), please go to:


Overcoming access barriers in relation to primary health care is crucial to achieving equitable health outcomes for Australians living in rural and remote areas.  To address this issue, in 2011, the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute has established a Centre of Research Excellence in accessible and equitable primary health service provision in rural and remote Australia (CRE).

This Centre comprised a collaboration between Monash University School of Rural Health (Chief Investigators Professor John Humphreys and Dr Matthew McGrail), the Centre for Remote Health, a joint centre of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University in Alice Springs (Chief Investigator Professor John Wakerman), and the University of Sydney Department of Rural Health in Broken Hill (Chief Investigator Professor David Lyle).

The aims underpinning the CRE in rural and remote primary health care are to develop:

A better understanding of health behaviour relating to primary health care service utilisation in rural and remote Australia;
 • Better measures of access to guide resource allocation relating to primary health care in small rural and remote communities;
 • A comprehensive framework for evaluating the impact of rural and remote primary health care services on access and equity of health outcomes; and
 • Evidence-based models of sustainable primary health care for different rural and remote contexts.
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