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PHCRIS produces a variety of fact sheets on dissemination, information exchange and getting your point across.

We’ve scoured the web and talked to the experts to design fact sheets that present information simply, clearly and succinctly. Basically we’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to!

These Fact Sheets are available in PDF for printing and are useful resources to share at workshops and conferences.



Browse the collection of Fact Sheets authored by the staff of PHCRIS and select the title to view further details or the PDF icon to view the full PDF.

Fact Sheets Title

Maximising the influence of your research on policy

Researchers and policy makers contribute different skills, knowledge and perspectives to the policy making process. Sustained, constructive communication between these groups supports the development of evidence informed public policy. [Original: Apr 2003 | Reprint: Jul 2005, May 2007 |Revised: Ap… more

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February 2014

Mentoring matters

Mentoring is a process involving communication and relationships. It is the basis for the informal exchange of knowledge, information and support between a person who has these attributes and a person who needs them. This fact sheet lists key information about mentoring matters. [Original: Apr 20… more

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February 2014

Design posters for maximum impact

Do you want your research or program evidence to effect changes to policy and practice? How can you use posters to communicate your key messages to those who matter? How can you maximise the impact of your poster and/or poster presentation? [Original: Oct 2005 | Revised: Mar 2006, Apr 2009, Oct 20… more

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February 2014

Collaborative partnerships in research

Collaborative partnerships between researchers, practitioners, decision makers, consumers and community members can strengthen research. They can enhance the relevance of research questions, ensure that the research methods are appropriate and feasible, and improve the chances of research funding. … more

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February 2014

Primary Health Care Matters

This Fact Sheet includes definitions, position statements and suggested reading about primary health care as well as outlining the differences between comprehensive and selected PHC. And as a hard copy it can be disseminated at conferences and workshops or around the office. [Original: October 201… more

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February 2014

Writing great abstracts

An abstract is a short piece of writing that presents the essential elements of a larger work in a powerful manner. If you are having trouble writing them and need guidance, or want to improve your abstracts writing skills then this Fact Sheet is a must for you. [Original: November 2011| Revised:… more

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February 2014

Conference works: getting the most out of conferences

Conferences provide the opportunity to keep up with new developments, present ideas, meet people who inspire you to think or work differently, foster communication and form new relationships (Collins, 2000). In this fact sheet, we outline ways you can enhance the experience of attending conferences… more

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February 2014

Oral presentations: preparation and delivery

Presentations can be positive experiences. There are a few things you can do to ease the strain to ensure that your presentation runs smoothly. This resource has been prepared to assist you with the planning and delivery of your next paper presentation. [Original: Apr 2009 | Revised: Oct 2011, Feb… more

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February 2014

Multimedia conference presentations

Designing a great multimedia presentation is an art in itself. We have put together a few guidelines you might like to keep in mind when you are creating your next presentation. You will find the following tips most relevant for 10 minute conference presentations. The step-by-step points are speci… more

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February 2014

Publishing in peer review journals: criteria for success

Publishing in peer review papers facilitates knowledge sharing, thereby enabling individuals and organisations to contribute to the body of evidence on best practice. The following criteria have been developed to increase the chances of your paper being published in a peer reviewed journal. [Orig… more

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February 2014

Conducting effective skill building workshops

Workshops that build both research and clinical skills are popular learning events in primary health care. They are cost effective compared with individual training activities and provide a means of connecting the material to be learned to the leaders' context, as well as providing opportunities fo… more

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February 2014

Engaging the Media: Promoting your work to the media

Attracting the attention of media organisations can be challenging. Deciding how best to 'pitch' your work and through which medium can be challenging. This fact sheet will arm you with tips and tools to improve your chances of securing media coverage. Be confident and direct about your research - … more

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February 2014

Engaging the Media: Writing a succinct media release

Media releases offer the opportunity to promote and publicise details about your work to the media. When written well media releases will highlight key messages about your work, be immediately interesting and eye-catching to the journalist. This fact sheet highlights what to consider when writing a… more

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February 2014

Engaging the Media: Being interviewed

Health and medical research is one of the most widely reported sources of news. At some point in your primary health care research career, you are likely to be invited to take part in a media interview. This will be a vital opportunity to publicise your research specialty area and your latest resea… more

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February 2014
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