Healthy North Coast

The Centre


What is the Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation?

The Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation (the Centre) was established in June 2016 by the North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN), in collaboration with partner organisations. Its aim is to enhance knowledge and stimulate innovation in primary health care and social services on the North Coast and neighbouring regions.

Why has the Centre been established?

The Centre brings scholars and researchers to the North Coast to share their knowledge with the local health and social services workforce, and to engage with our region in projects, research, workshops and practice and site visits. It is intended that collaborations enabled by the Centre will fuel innovation and creativity and stimulate change and reform.

The Centre’s programs aim to:

  • Advance care coordination and integration
  • Improve patient experience and outcomes
  • Increase value
  • Upskill, and provide professional development for, clinicians and professionals.

Sharing Knowledge and Innovation on the North Coast

The Centre’s knowledge partners are the International Foundation for Integrated Care, Southern Cross University and the University Centre for Rural Health, Lismore.

The Centre’s Board

The Centre’s Board brings together diverse experts with current knowledge of primary health and community development with relevant skills, knowledge and networks to contribute to the Centre.

Membership includes individuals from the following backgrounds/organisations:

  • Local Heath Districts
  • Aboriginal Medical Services
  • Social Services (Community Service Organisations)
  • Primary Health Care
  • Centre’s Knowledge Partners
  • Tertiary Education Sector
  • Research Centres
  • Primary Health Networks.

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> Develop practical steps to ready the region for the National Disability Insurance Scheme 

The Centre for Healthcare, Knowledge & Innovation invites you to a cross-agency, co-design workshop to best prepare the region for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Work in groups with a range of NDIS experts to design a region-ready plan, one that will ensure the best outcomes for North Coast communities. Register now


> Gain understanding and insight into national and international models for access to psychiatry

Learn what’s working nationally and internationally and what needs to be achieved on the North Coast. Discover the pillars of the Central California Psychiatry Model and work in broad, cross-section groups to explore model characteristics and elements within the rural NSW context. Register now

Discover our recent November 2016 Special Event Series:


Watch highlights of the Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation's celebration launch event. Click image:chki-video-screen-launch