AAAPC Working Groups

The AAAPC endorsed a Strategic Plan at the 2017 Annual General Meeting. The plan outlined the AAAPC’s Mission, Vision, Values and Goals. The goals in the 2017 Strategic Plan are:

1.         To become a visible, effective and sustainable organisation that is responsive to a broad primary care membership.
2.         To increase linkages with other organisations with an involvement in primary care
3.         To champion a vision of primary care oriented health care underpinned by evidence and education
4.         To promote and nurture research and scholarly activity in primary care. 
5.         To promote primary care curriculum and placements in health professional education

The executive of the AAAPC has now established 4 working groups to help deliver on the goals of the Strategic Plan (see Terms of Reference for more details).

Primary Care Research, Policy and Advocacy

The Primary Care Research Policy and Advocacy Working Group seeks to support the AAAPC to deliver on strategic goals 3 and 4:

Champion a vision of primary care-oriented health care underpinned by evidence and education

Promote and nurture research and scholarly activity in primary care

The Strategic Plan articulates the following major objectives and action items for the Primary Care Research Policy and Advocacy Working Group to commence work on in order to meet this goal:

1. Meet new advocacy challenges and opportunities

    2. Promote the characteristics and principles of primary care research to leading health research funding bodies in Australia and New Zealand

      3. Seek to reactivate the Australian Primary Health Care Research Network

      ECR and Capacity Development

      The Early Career Academic and Capacity Development Working Group seeks to support the AAAPC to deliver on strategic goals 5 and 6 namely:

      Promote primary care curriculum and placements in health professional education

      Mentor the academic primary care workforce

      The Strategic Plan articulates the following initial objectives and action items for the Early Career Academic and Capacity Development Working Group to commence work on in order to meet these goals:

      1. Promote inter-professional education and training in primary care

      2. Develop and commence a primary care mentorship program within membership of AAAPC

      3. Promote opportunities for both Universities and primary care providers in expanding more secure positions for primary care academics

      Conference and Professional Development

      The Conference and Professional Development Working Group seeks to support the AAAPC to deliver on strategic goals 2 and 4 namely:

      Increase linkages with other organisations with an involvement in primary care

      Promote and nurture research and scholarly activity in primary care

      The Strategic Plan articulates the following initial objectives and action items for the Conference and Professional Development Working Group to commence work on in order to meet this goal:

      1. Increase AAAPC involvement in primary care research conferences

      2. Formalise organisational links between AAAPC and major primary care academic bodies

      3. Promote Trans-Tasman co-operation 

      Membership and Marketing

      The Membership and Marketing Working Group seeks to support the AAAPC to deliver on strategic goal 1 namely:

      Become a visible, effective and sustainable organisation that is responsive to a broad primary care membership

      The Strategic Plan articulates the following major objectives and action items for the Membership and Marketing Working Group to commence work on in order to meet this goal:

      1. To develop and implement a robust marketing strategy

      2. To increase the benefits for members of the organisation

      3. To increase student participation in the organisation

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