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Innovative Models Promoting Access-to-Care Transformation (IMPACT) Centre of Research Excellence
Globally, Primary Health Care (PHC) is recognised as central to improving health for all, yet vulnerable groups still find it difficult to access care. IMPACT is a Canadian-Australian collaboration which brings together leading researchers in primary care, health services research and implementation science together with communities of practice in six regions in Australia and Canada to identify, refine and then trial ‘world’s best practice’ innovations to assist access, particularly for vulnerable populations.
The IMPACT (Australia) study is now in its final year of operation (2018). During this time the study team will be closing off data collection and undertaking data analysis and the development of research outputs.
The IMPACT Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) was established in October 2013 as a collaboration between Australia and Canada. It is supported through a $5 million dollar program of joint funding from the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).