Education & Research Platform to support Primary Health Care:
The COPC research environment is an academic platform that has been developed to support the national government’s re-engineering of primary health care initiative. Health and social care are always concrete and specific to particular contexts. Historically, hospitals and clinics provide an institutional academic platform for doctors, clinical associates and nursing education, training and research. Similarly, we propose that community-based health care provides the academic platform for service providers from community health workers through the multiple layers of health care professionals.
Like its institution-based counterpart, a COPC academic platform built on community health teams will provide the scaffolding that is needed for service providers to deliver the best possible primary health care based on the best possible education and research.