All of our member research groups have a common interest in increasing understanding of the healthcare needs of the population defined broadly rather than by disease condition or type and in studying the impact of these needs on health care systems.
To achieve this, the Network facilitates:
- the generation of research lines and collaborative projects
- the creation of an international consortium to address tenders
- the promotion of training activities as well as student exchanges
- provide feedback to the further development of the ACG System
In this context, the development of new approaches that characterize the healthcare needs of the population is anticipated, with a special focus on the measurement of morbidity burden and morbidity profiles and applying this understanding to the improvement of the delivery of primary health care and secondary health services. Elements of health systems that successfully meet the newly defined healthcare needs of populations may be identified.
The Network’s conceptual framework is based on the scientific and collaborative input of a group of independent researchers from leading international academic and research institutions as well as independent research groups. Presently, this global network consists of research groups from over a dozen different institutions and is coordinated by the Aragon Health Research Institute in Spain. The ACG International Research Network welcomes worldwide contributions.
ACG International Research Network Forum
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Welcome to the ACG International Research Network (AIRN) Forum, a place for constructive discussions among users of the ACG System. The AIRN facilitates the exchange of opinions, doubts, initiatives and successful experiences among researches by means of the ACG Research Forum. This forum is devoted exclusively to scientific and research issues. In addition to offering the opportunity for the exchange of ideas, it also provides a medium to inform others of student exchange offers, short courses, training activities, and relevant conferences.
The forum has been arranged into the five following sections:
- Research Initiatives. This space is aimed at gathering and disseminating innovative and challenging research questions or ideas that allow advancement into the understanding and measurement of morbidity and its impact on health and health systems. By means of this open and dynamic section, members will be able to encounter international collaborating partners and share information on funding opportunities for the implementation of eventual research projects.
- Research Results. This will provide a place for research results to be presented both prior to publication for informal peer review and comments as well as after publication. This section will link closely with the ACG System website bibliography.
- Upcoming Events. Within this section, members will be able to promote scientific or professional events, such as conferences and training events, aimed at learning about the measurement of the healthcare needs of the population and the impact of these needs on health systems.
- ACG Questions. Discussions within this section will be oriented towards the exchange of ideas, conceptual doubts and successful experiences using the ACG System. It will also be possible to suggest improvement mechanisms in terms of the System's local performance. Information exchange on the application of the System among specific population subgroups will also be welcome. The resulting discussions will be shared with the ACG System Development Team.
- Fellowship Exchanges. Knowledge grows when it is exchanged. This is why this section of the Forum is intended to be where young and eager researchers express their willingness to embark on a fellowship in another academic or research institution. Senior researchers may also be able to announce fellowship opportunities within their institutions.