Evidence-based Practice & Community Supports

Evidence-based Practices and Community Supports

The first program, Evidence-based Practices and Community Supports, focuses on the individual and their wellbeing. It examines the interventions and supports needed to maximise recovery and positive outcomes. This program builds on our TRaCE and Dignity Flagships, by concentrating on personalised rehabilitation pathways to improve individuals’ functioning and quality of life. 

The Hopkins Centre has been systematically and consistently tracking rehabilitation pathways and outcomes since 2017. By tracking individuals’ patterns of recovery over time, we have been able to identify those most at risk of poor outcomes. We are now in a position to generate insightful findings. This program of research will examine and deliver on evidence that can contribute to the personalisation of care pathways through more targeted and timely rehabilitation services that enhance outcomes, ease transitions and facilitate the uptake of appropriate supports. The Hopkins Centre will do this through a combination of different projects under the TRaCE flagship, Early Psychological Interventions and Sustainable Employment projects.

Key objectives of Research Program 1 are to:

1. Improve rehabilitation system care, transitions, and trajectories to deliver equitable access to services and supports;
2. Support people's expression of choice and preference and participation in decisions about rehabilitation across the care continuum to improve the relevance of services;
3. Improve early identification and management of psychological distress to reduce long-term secondary health and mental health complications;
4. Understand the enablers and barriers of sustainable employment, including workplace supports and reasonable accommodations to facilitate economic security and participation in society.

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