First established in 1995 as the National Information Service (NIS) the name was changed in 2001 to Primary Health Care Research and Information Service to better represent PHCRIS’ focus on sharing the latest research and information in the field of primary health care.
PHCRIS generates, manages and shares research, information and knowledge about primary health care to accelerate the impact of research and evidence in policy and practice.
With its overarching philosophy of knowledge exchange—research that is driven and informed by the needs of the user—PHCRIS works with four key stakeholder groups: policy makers, practitioners, researchers and consumer advocates to provide the following key services:
PHCRIS adheres to and promotes the values of transparency, integrity, respect, trust, innovation, professionalism and responsibility. For more information about PHCRIS’ vision, mission, goals, values and principles please visit the Vision & mission page.