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Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice

The Commonwealth Fund invites promising mid-career professionals—government policymakers, academic researchers, clinical leaders, hospital and insurance managers, and journalists—from Australia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom—to apply for an opportunity to spend up to 12 months in the United States as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice. Fellows work with leading U.S. experts to study health care delivery reforms and critical issues on the health policy agenda in both the U.S. and their home countries. A rich program of seminars organized by the Fund throughout the year further enhances the fellowship experience. The Harkness Fellowship awards up to US $130,000 in support, with an additional family allowance (approximately $60,000 for partner and two children up to age 18).

The deadline for applications from Australia is September 5, 2017.

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Anton Breinl Research Centre Newsletter - Issue 3

Newsletter Issue 2

Anton Breinl Research Centre Newsletter - Issue 2

Centre Newsletter 2

Program logic framework for the ABRCHSS

The Program Logic Framework aims to outline the Centre's research focus, priorities and future direction.  This framework is a work in progress and was discussed at a recent meeting involving ABRCHSS stream leaders.  The document is open for comment.  Comments may be directed to or directly to the Centre Directors. 

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Official Centre launch

The Centre held a very successful launch on Tuesday 11th August at the conclusion of Day1 of the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Conference hosted by JCU.  A crowd of academics, community members, health sector representatives and conference delegates enjoyed the didgeridoo playing of local man Jai Cummings and refreshments under the trees in the health precinct courtyard, whilst hearing from Professor Ian Wronski and the Centre Directors, Professor Sarah Larkins and Professor Jacinta Elston. 

The Directors spoke about exciting times ahead for the research centre with research priorities including the use of telehealth and m-health technologies in new models of care to meet priority needs, building a “fit-for-purpose” health workforce for the region through training and research capacity building, and strengthening processes for needs based health service planning. 

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Anton Breinl Research Centre Newsletter Issue 1

Centre newsletter No.1

Newsletter 2: Lessons from the best: to better the rest

Lessons from the Best Newletter 2

Project update - Lessons from the best: to better the rest

Check out the first newsletter from the Lessons from the best: to better the rest project.

Volume 1, Fourth quarter, 2014

What is social accountability in health professional education anyway?

The Training for Health Equity Network (THEnet) is an international collaboration of eleven schools of medicine and health sciences with a shared dedication to improving health equity through socially accountable health professional education.  The College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University is a founding member of THEnet.  Watch the following clip to find out more about what socially accountable health professional education is, and how JCU and THEnet are improving health inequity in our region, and worldwide.

THEnet video

 Infographic created by Maria Bellei

New findings on quad bike safety

Farmers and pastoralists need a trusted source of information about quad bike safety, a study led by Professor Sabina Knight and Associate Professor Richard Franklin has found.  The study also found that manufacturers need to do more to make quad bikes safer.

JCU media release

Publication: Why quad bike safety is a wicked problem: an exploratory study of attitudes, perceptions, and occupational use of quad bikes in northern Queensland, Australia

JCU Sport and Exercise Science students: 'Triathlon in the tropics - South Pacific Style'

Sport and Exercise Science students from JCU are teaming up with local staff and villagers at the Solomon Islands to train and learn from each other.

Media release...

More information about the 'Triathlon in the tropics - South Pacific Style'...