Research centre REACH

Strategic Collaboration of REACH UNAIR-WHO Indonesia-BRIN-Kemenkes-UI-UGM to Fulfill Healthcare Workforce Needs in Underdeveloped Areas

Surabaya, Indonesia – The Research Excellence in Advancing Community Health (REACH) center at Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) continues to demonstrate its commitment to improving public health quality through strategic collaborations with various prominent institutions, such as WHO Indonesia, the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes), Universitas Indonesia (UI), and Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). This collaboration aims to develop a policy brief titled “Best Practices in Utilizing Healthcare Workers from Various Countries.”

Recruitment and retention of healthcare workers in underdeveloped areas remain major challenges both in Indonesia and worldwide. This issue often hampers adequate access to healthcare services for communities living in remote and rural regions. To address this problem, WHO Indonesia and Kemenkes have initiated an evidence-based review involving various cross-sector stakeholders.

In this initiative, REACH UNAIR, along with BRIN, UI, and UGM, plays an active role in collecting and analyzing data and best practices from various countries regarding the utilization of healthcare workers. This review process aims to identify effective strategies that can be implemented in Indonesia to enhance the recruitment and retention of healthcare workers in underdeveloped areas.

The output of this collaboration will be Policy Modification Recommendations, which will be presented to the government and relevant parties. These recommendations are expected to serve as a foundation for policymakers in designing and implementing better strategies to fulfill the healthcare workforce needs in remote and rural areas, ensuring that communities in these regions can receive quality and sustainable healthcare services.

Through this collaboration, it is hoped that comprehensive and sustainable solutions can be created to address the challenges in the utilization and retention of healthcare workers in underdeveloped areas. REACH UNAIR and its collaborative partners are committed to continuously supporting efforts to improve the quality of healthcare services in Indonesia, especially for the communities most in need.

“Success in Publishing in Reputable International Journals: SCOPUS BOOTCAMP #1 Insights from REACH Chairman Ferry Efendi, Ph.D”

The Research Center of Excellence in Advancing Community Health (REACH) proudly presents Mr. Ferry Efendi, S.Kep., Ns., M.Sc., Ph.D., Chairman of The Research Center of Excellence in Advancing Community Health (REACH), as the speaker in the event “SCOPUS BOOTCAMP #1”. He will deliver material on “Success in Publishing in Reputable International Journals”. The SCOPUS BOOTCAMP #1 will be held in a hybrid format via Zoom and at Raising Hotel Makassar on June 7-8, 2024, attended by 30 participants consisting of lecturers, researchers, and REACH members.

In his presentation, the REACH chairman emphasized several important points on how to get manuscripts accepted in reputable journals. Among these are paying attention to the structure within the manuscript such as the title (Specific, Measurable, Accurate, Concise, and Structured – SMART), abstract (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion – IMRAD), conclusion, and references.

Furthermore, the REACH chairman explained things to consider for successful publication in reputable international journals, such as:

  1. Finding the right mentor who can guide us.
  2. Building good writing habits with the Pomodoro technique.
  3. Targeting publications in Scopus journals with quartile 4 or 3 before aiming for higher quartiles.
  4. Finding favorite authors as references in writing the manuscript.
  5. Recruiting research assistants or research groups with the same expertise for collaboration.
  6. Obtaining sufficient funding sources.
  7. Utilizing modern tools such as AI (ChatGPT, QuillBot, Turnitin, Grammarly) to assist in manuscript preparation while maintaining publication ethics.

The discussion, in the form of a Q&A session, was the conclusion of the material presented by the REACH Chairman. The participants’ enthusiasm was evident in this session, with one participant from NTT asking several questions such as how to present research problems in the manuscript to be written, how to identify predatory journals, how to increase citation numbers using academic networking media like Academia and ResearchGate, and how about publishing in Scopus-indexed journals with or without APC.

Join us in future events to gain valuable insights from REACH in advancing your research and publishing it, thus contributing to the broader mission of improving public health.

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First Contribution of REACH as Speaker Webinar Kupas “Tricks and Tips for Getting Published in Journals”

The Research Center of Excellence in Advancing Community Health (REACH) proudly presents Mrs. Nuzul Qur’aniati, S.Kep.Ns., M.Ng., Ph.D., (Secretary of The Research Center of Excellence in Advancing Community Health (REACH), Surabaya, Indonesia) as a speaker in the event titled “Webinar on Tricks and Tips for Getting Published in Journals”. This webinar will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2024, from 9:00 AM until finished via Zoom Meeting, attended by around 180 participants from various backgrounds, including BPS of South Sumatra Province, lecturers, researchers, and REACH members.

In her presentation, the REACH Secretary highlighted several tricks and tips for getting manuscripts published in both national and international journals. The topics discussed included increasing accessibility, disseminating knowledge, and advancing education and research. She also emphasized the importance of the credibility and validity of research findings, as well as strategies for increasing recognition and rewards for researchers. Additionally, she explained how to enhance critical thinking skills, data analysis, and written communication, as well as ways to improve the reputation and track record of researchers.

Join us in this webinar to gain valuable insights from Mrs. Nuzul Qur’aniati on advancing your research and getting it published, contributing to the broader mission of improving community health.

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