Primary health star joins WHO network

Dr Lynsey Brown was recently accepted into the World Health Organization’s Primary Health Care Young Leaders Network – one of just 21 people selected amongst more than 2000 applicants from all around the world.

Dr Brown will promote and advocate for the value of primary health care in her role on the network, including engaging with the WHO’s primary health care agenda, and learning from some of the global leaders in primary health care through potential mentorship and internship opportunities.

She was the only South Australian accepted into the network, and is joined by one other Australian from the University of Wollongong.

As part of the initiative, Dr Brown was funded by the WHO to attend its invitation-only Global Conference on Primary Health Care, which was held over 25 and 26 October 2018 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

With a PhD in general practice, Dr Brown’s key research interests include primary health care together with health psychology, integrated care and the well-being of caregivers.

She is currently working with Professor Richard Reed on projects centred on quality improvement in general practice, which include mapping the local medical neighbourhood, exploring the potential role for GPs in bowel cancer screening, and investigating whether enhanced general practice services can improve health status and health service use for people with high health care needs.

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