32 research grants have been announced by the Health Research Council’s (HRC) in its new Health Delivery Research Investment round. The $14.4 million in funding is for research to improve the delivery of healthcare services in New Zealand.
HSRAANZ members are amongst the successful researchers.
Professor Timothy Stokes, the co-Director of Otago’s Centre for Health Systems and Technologies receives NZ$1,399,512 over 36 months to research whether alliance partnerships between DHBs and Primary Health Organisations (PHOs) improve system performance and patient outcomes. This project will also explore how such partnerships improve system integration and equity, as well as generating evidence to support new models of healthcare delivery in Aotearoa.
Professor Pauline Norris from Otago’s Division of Health Sciences receives NZ$1,349,520 over 36 months to investigate issues around access to medicine. This project will be a collaboration between researchers and Pharmac to inform Pharmac’s work to improve equity in medicine use and access.