The IMPACT collaboration is funded by the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI), as a Centre of Research Excellence (CRE), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Signature Initiative in Community-Based Primary Health Care, and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS)

We aim to transform the PHC organisational structure to improve access to appropriate care for vulnerable populations resulting in reduced unmet need, avoidable emergency department visits and avoidable hospitalisations for vulnerable populations.

Our program has three main objectives:

  1. To develop a network of partnerships between decision makers, researchers and community members to support the improvement of access to PHC for vulnerable populations;
  2. To identify organisational, system level CBPHC innovations designed to improve access to appropriate care for vulnerable populations, and establish the effectiveness and scalability of the most promising innovations;
  3. To support the selection, adaptation and implementation of innovations that align with our regional partners local populations’ needs and priorities and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency and further scalability of these innovations.