Australian Health Workforce Institute

AHWI aims to be at the forefront of Australian health workforce research for four main strategic areas and thus has a significant role in shaping future Australian health workforce policy and practice.


Research Projects


The project aims to improve area-based service coordination between ADEC and local service providers and improve cultural mental health understanding of staff in partner agencies. Key Objectives include:

  1. Improve the service coordination (access, support and referral) practices of ADEC to enhance the client’s experience of receiving appropriate services from ADEC and other support services;


Medicare locals & After Hours Primary Care

The Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing has established Medicare Locals to coordinate primary health care delivery and tackle local health care needs and service gaps. Medicare Locals are designed to drive improvements in PHC and ensure that services are better tailored to meet the needs of local communities.


This issue of MJA Open is about the role that doctors will play in the health system of the future, where and how they might work, how we might train them and how are we going to fund them.

Articles by Prof. Peter Brooks, Prof. Lesleyanne Hawthorne, Dr. Lucio Naccarella, Dr. Louise Greenstock, Prof. Anthony Scott (AHWI Fellow), Prof. Des Gorman (AHWI Board member)

Greenstock, L., Brooks, P., Webb, G., Moran, M. 2012


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