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The Centre has established a research program which seeks to be responsive to community and health service needs, with an emphasis on collaborative effort and capacity building. The Centre has particular strengths in remote health services research, health services planning and development. Centre staff seek to build partnerships with communities and organisations so that research activities are guided by community knowledge in order to improve the health of people in remote regions of Australia. One of CRH's primary aims has been to support communities to benefit not only from the results of research but also from involvement in the research process. The Centre's capacity building capability was greatly enhanced by the Commonwealth Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development program funding (PHCRED).
The Centre's research activities have been characterised by a broad range of research topics and collaborations.  The strong partnerships built over this period will allow further appropriate growth of the Centre's research effort in order to strike a balance of shorter, contracted research and sustained longer term research programs.

Research News

Youth Programs in Remote Central Australian Aboriginal Communities: 2013
Associate Professor Melissa Lindeman, Ms Anna Flouris, Ms Jessica Lopes.

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Aboriginal Youth Suicide in Central Australia: Developing a consistent data system and referral pathway
Dr Kerry Taylor, Dr Kylie Dingwall, Associate Professor Melissa Lindeman, Ms Jessica Lopes, Ms Laurencia Grant.

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Associate Prof, Tim Carey talks to SBS World Radio on the following topic
An update to a highly influential mental health manual, the so-called bible of psychiatry, has been unveiled to criticism from both within and without the profession.


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Flinders University Honours CRH Board Member
Flinders University has awarded an honorary doctorate to Dr Patricia Miller, the Deputy of the Northern Territory Administrator, in recognition of her major contribution to legal, sporting, social and higher education development in Central Australia and the NT.


The degree of Doctor of the University honoris causa was awarded by Flinders University’s Chancellor, Mr Stephen Gerlach, as part of the April graduation ceremonies at the University’s main Bedford Park campus in Adelaide.

The Centre of Research Excellence launch
On Tuesday 20th September 2011 in Parliament House Canberra, the Acting Minister for Health, Mark Butler, officially launched the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE). The Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute has invested in the CRE as part of its primary health care research program, intending to make health services more efficient to ensure best health outcomes for all Australians. The Centre for Remote Health is part of this recently established CRE, together with the Monash University School of Rural Health, the Monash University Gippsland Medical School and the University of Sydney Department of Rural Health, Broken Hill.

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