Whether you’re looking to build your skills, navigate the system, better understand primary health care and its philosophies, or decipher yet another acronym, PHCRIS’ Getting Started Guides, Video Guides, Fact Sheets and Acronym search resources are the best place to start. PHCRIS also gathers external resources from its stakeholders and other key influencers in the field of primary health care, for its weekly Resource feed.
Getting Started Guides
Learn a new skill, find out more about a particular topic or expand your knowledge!
PHCRIS Getting Started Guides provide quick, easy to read, and simple to access summaries of the latest information in primary health care, for anyone looking to build on their existing skills, to find out more about primary health care, or for those wanting to expand their knowledge and understanding of a particular topic.
To get started, you can either view the Guides that everyone else is reading by choosing from 'Top' viewed or recently added Guides, or see below for targeted collections:
Understanding Primary Health Care
Want to know more about the world of primary health care? This collection of Guides focusses on what primary health care means, key sectors and organisations, concepts and philosophies, to assist you in better understanding primary health care and the framework that surrounds it.
Want to know more about the world of primary health care research? This collection of Guides focusses on research in the primary health care context, assisting you to better understand how and why it is important.
Policy and research
Are you involved in making, or supporting those who make, decisions about health policies and programmes? This collection of Guides offer useful resources to help you better understand and access the research evidence used to inform policymaking. It also provides an insight into the use of knowledge exchange as a bridge between research and policy.
Are you looking for information about how to access or find the research and evidence you need? This collection of Guides offers simple steps on how to find the research you’re looking for, in the format that best suits you.
Are you starting out as a researcher, or thinking about a research project for the first time? This collection of Guides will help early career researchers to navigate the different stages and processes of the research world, and to better understand research study design and why it is important.
Have you just completed a research project and are looking for ways to disseminate it? Or are you interested in increasing awareness and the exchange of knowledge and new ideas? This collection provides a number of skill building how-to Guides for sharing and communicating research and knowledge to a wider audience. From peer reviewed publication through to social media and conferences, choose the format that best suits you.
Heading to a conference
Ranging from practical guides on presenting a poster, delivering an oral presentation, or running a conference workshop, to tips on joining the conference activity on social media the following selection of guides provide useful information to help you get the most out of any conference.
An introduction by Dr Christina Hagger to the Knowledge Exchange Workshop at the PHC Research Conference....more
Dr Christine Walker shares the importance of consumer consultation for knowledge exchange in primary health care research using a CALD community example....more
Kerri Kellett shares policy making in the Commonwealth public service and the importance of knowledge exchange at the PHC Research Conference....more
Prof Nick Zwar shares the importance of working with practitioners from the outset of your research – a key knowledge exchange strategy in primary health care research....more
Dr Ian Graham discusses the basic concepts relating to Knowledge Exchange with PHCRIS Director Professor Ellen McIntyre....more
What is primary health care? offers insights into the organisations, and people, who seek to contribute to our PHC system through policy, consumer advocacy, management, practice and research....more
Printable Fact Sheets
Are you going to a conference, presenting at a workshop or lecturing to early career researchers? These comprehensive hardcopy fact sheets encapsulate information from our most popular Getting Started Guides in a easy to read, print and hard-out format. Just click through to download the PDFs, print them off and take them with you!