2015 Extension to Overcoming access and equity problems relating to rural and remote PHC services in Australia

Nowhere is the problem of access to health services greater than in rural and remote areas. Not only are problems of access to services at the heart of health outcome inequalities and inequities, but importantly they have persisted over time, and remain the single biggest remediable impediment to improving the health outcomes of geographically disadvantaged groups of the population. The Centre of Research Excellence in Rural and Remote Primary Health Care (CRERRPHC) was established in 2011 to undertake research which aimed to better understand key access and equity issues relating to the provision of appropriate, effective and high quality primary health care services in rural and remote communities of Australia.


  • Prof John Wakerman, Flinders University
  • E/Prof John Humphreys
  • Dr Matthew McGrail
  • Prof Tim Carey
  • Prof David Lyle
  • A/Prof Lisa Bourke
  • Prof Mike Jones
  • Dr Deb Russell
  • A/Prof Steve Guthridge
  • Dr Yuejen Zhao