Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Centre for Primary Care and Prevention

Identifying and addressing disparities in access to health care
The Centre for Primary Care and Prevention is devoted to helping people identify and address their risk of developing two of Australia’s most prevalent chronic diseases — cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The Centre conducts screening tests and develops nurse-led models of care to achieve ideal risk levels. The Centre aims to prevent these diseases particularly in disadvantaged and high-risk settings such as regional and remote communities and Indigenous communities. The Centre also develops electronic tools to assist health care professionals in managing and reducing individuals’ health risks.