Welcome to the sixth edition of NHMRC CDPC News
Welcome to our last newsletter for 2016, as we wind down for the Christmas break.
Thank you to all of you for making it such a very good year for the CDPC.
As you will see from the various reports in this newsletter we have a number of new projects beginning, lots underway, and several projects nearing completion or finished. Examples include the Consumer Companion Guide to the Clinical Practice Guidelines which was launched in November this year and has been very well received. It is an excellent example of consumer involvement at all levels. We will look at disseminating it widely in 2017. Another example is the project looking at the effect of state and federal regulations on care for people with dementia. It is a very interesting and important area and you can read more in this newsletter. Falls occur more often in people with dementia than in those without dementia and the results of one of our projects showing that exercise can improve balance is described in this edition.
The Annual Meeting in mid November was a wonderful opportunity for everyone involved in the CDPC to come together. It is a time to showcase our achievements and that certainly occurred during this meeting. There is so much happening and we are trying to ensure that everyone involved in the CDPC is aware of what work is occurring, and that people have the opportunity to contribute to each other’s activities.
I would like to wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas break and all the best for 2017.