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CHARR researchers awarded HRC activation grants to support health delivery research 

Wednesday 23 September 2020 2:04pm

Researchers at the School of Physiotherapy's, Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research (CHARR) received funding as part of the Health Research Council's newly formed Health Delivery Investment Stream.  The Health Delivery Research Activation Grant provides support to enable established or prospective researchers and/or research providers to establish health delivery research evidence needs or research opportunities before applying for further health delivery funding. These grants are designed to incentivise readying and planning for research where resourcing to get started is not otherwise available.

These grants support CHARR's goal of research that works to address meaningful health and wellbeing outcomes. 

About the projects

Professor Leigh Hale
Maintaining of wellness of people with long term conditions in southern NZ

This research activation activity aims to explore ways of supporting exercise and education for people with any long term health condition living in the southern district of New Zealand. The activity develops a collaboration between the School of Physiotherapy, Southern DHB, and WellSouth PHO.

Associate Professor Gisela Sole
Patient education and self-management for painful shoulders

This research activity will develop resources for clinicians and patients to improve health literacy and self-management for painful shoulders. This activity will continue with a pipeline of research (OtShoH) exploring the role of patient education for those with painful shoulders. To date the team has developed and tested patient education resources as part of those studies. The perspectives of patients’ and physiotherapists’ have been sought and have a list of proposed improvements.


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