Comment and opinion on the latest in health services research from HSRAANZ members and invited bloggers.

 

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    • 16 JUL 19

    2019 Victorian Cancer Agency Funding Round – Now Open!

    Applications are encouraged from multiple disciplines across the translational cancer research continuum.

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    • 16 JUL 19

    Registration for the 11th Health Services and Policy Research Conference now open.

    Rgistation is now open for the Health Services and Policy Research Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, 4 to 6 December, 2019. The Conference will be held at the  Pullman Hotel Auckland, located in the heart of the city, just minutes from iconic Viaduct Harbour and a short stroll from the waterfront dining and entertainment precinct.   You still have till Friday 19 July to submit an abstract. There are a variety of presentation formats and we are particularly keen to encourage  entries in this year’s 3 minute thesis competition for Early Career Researchers. The competition is open to higher degree research students, or Early Career Researchers who have completed a higher degree by research within the last 2 years. 

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    • 16 JUL 19

    HSRAANZ Webinar Series – The Crisis in Health and Medical Statistics

    In our latest webinar on 1 August 2019, Professor Adrian Barnett, Queensland University of Technology will discuss the current crisis in health and medical statistics and the potential to increase the value of health and medical research by promoting better statistical practice.

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    • 16 JUL 19

    Grattan Working Paper on “The history and purpose of private health insurance”

    The working paper explores the contested history of publicly funded health care in Australia. It describes the dual role of private health care as a complement to and substitute for public care and questions whether whether government should support private health care directly, or via public health insurance – or not at all.

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    • 16 JUL 19

    AIHW Consultation on a National Primary Health Care Data Asset

    The AIHW is consulting on the National Primary Health Care Data Asset Data Development Plan. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 11.59pm Sunday 28 July 2019. HSRAANZ members are encouraged to make an individual submission and to contribute to the Association’s submission.

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    • 16 JUL 19

    Writing for Policy Makers Short Course: Getting your Research into Policy and Practice

    This two-day course presented by the Deeble Institute for Health policy Research, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) and the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ) is designed to assist academic and clinical researchers make their research more accessible and useful to policymakers. Combining theory with a strong practical focus, you will receive training on the fundamentals of writing for policymakers and communicating in the mainstream media. Practical sessions will include translating a piece of your own research into a policy backgrounder and a media release. Opportunities will be given to develop and present your own work. Places are limited to 25 so register early!

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    • 16 JUL 19

    2020-21 Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice – Call for Applications and Webinar

    The Commonwealth Fund invites promising mid-career professionals—government policymakers, academic researchers, clinical leaders, hospital and insurance managers, and journalists—from Australia to apply for a unique opportunity to spend up to 12 months in the United States as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice. Established by The Commonwealth Fund in 1925, the Harkness Fellowships were modeled after the Rhodes Scholarships and aim to produce the next generation of health policy leaders in participating countries.

    Join the Commonwealth Fund on July 18, 2019 at 9:00 a.m./11:00 a.m. (AEST/NZST) for an informational webinar featuring Fellowship Director Robin Osborn and Australian Harkness Fellow Adam Elshaug.

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    • 03 JUL 19

    11th Health Services and Policy Research Conference – Call for Abstracts extended to Friday 19 July – Don’t miss out!

    Abstracts are now invited for the 11th Health Services and Policy Research Conference. If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration, please follow the submission form links below. Potential presenters should note that all costs to attend the conference must be met from their own resources. The 2019 Conference theme is Addressing Health Service Inequities to Address Health System Performance. The deadline for abstract submission is Monday 8 July 2019.

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    • 03 JUL 19

    HSRAANZ Webinar Series – The long road to pharmacy reform in Australia – RECORDING AVAILABLE

    The 2017 Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation provided a comprehensive roadmap for reform in the supply of medicines to Australian consumers. The Report took almost two years to complete and presented over 40 recommendations to government. Most recommendations were agreed unanimously by a panel that included a consumer representative and a Pharmacy Guild member. They offer benefits to consumers and value-for-money for taxpayers. In this webinar, the Chair of the Review will discuss the need for reform and the options presented by the Review. As the Commonwealth Government and the Pharmacy Guild commence negotiations on the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement, it is important that these recommendations form the foundations of that Agreement.

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    • 25 JUN 19

    HSRAANZ Awards and Prizes 2019

    The Health Services Research Associaiton of Australia and New Zealand’s  (HSRAANZ) awards and prizes program recognises individuals who have made significant contributions to the fields of health services and policy research in Australia and New Zealand. This year we will be presenting awards for the Best Health Services and Policy Research Papers and Distinguished Investigator Awards. Nominate yourself or a colleague by 31 July 2019.

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