Improving population health contributes to the wellbeing of communities across our State.
Funding services to support people with chronic conditions that keeps them well and out of hospital and supporting general practices with current information on immunisation and cancer screening programs helps to deliver better health, together.
Integrated Chronic Disease Care: A service that provides country-based clients access to clinician treatment services and supports them to maintain independence, self-manage their condition and, most importantly, improve their health and wellbeing.
Healthy Weight GP Project: Part of the WA Healthy Weight Action Plan 2019-2024, a joint initiative of WA Health, WA Primary Health Alliance, and Health Consumers' Council. The project will provide an online Healthy Weight ‘hub’, housing tools and resources to support GPs and practice staff to identify patients who are above a healthy weight range, refer patients to appropriate weight management services or programs and provide support and motivation.
Chronic Heart Failure: Targets specific areas with higher than average rates of chronic heart failure and engages primary care and hospitals to improve care for people living with chronic heart failure through transitions of care, care coordination and service linkages. This includes facilitating a multidisciplinary heart failure team, trialling models to strengthen integrated care for chronic heart failure and developing workforce capacity to be effective partners in a multidisciplinary model of care.
South West Chronic Conditions Collaborative: A multi-agency group focused on increasing self-management, improving health outcomes and preventing avoidable hospitalisations among people with chronic conditions, with a particular focus on chronic heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and renal disease.
COVID-19 Respiratory Clinics: In response to COVID-19, WA Primary Health Alliance worked with the Australian Government Department of Health to establish GP-led respiratory clinics across Western Australia to assess and treat people with mild to moderate respiratory conditions, including testing for COVID-19. This is part of a national initiative, with about 150 Respiratory Clinics across Australia.
Improvements in acute care episodes among people with chronic conditions in the South West
Inpatient Service Improvements
We partnered with WA Country Health Service to provide targeted care and support to vulnerable patients at an increased risk of complications due to COVID-19.
Read about this year’s achievements and the great work being done with our key partners and the community to deliver better health, together.
Improving the health of Aboriginal Western Australians is a critical concern.View Aboriginal Health
We are committed to increasing access for older Western Australians to primary healthcare.View Aged Care
Our focus is on providing services that respond to people as a whole.View Alcohol and Other Drugs
Digital health helps us to identify priorities, link services, and fund options for better primary care.View Digital Health
We build the capacity and capability ofthe primary healthcare workforce to help more people access the care they need.View Health Workforce
We know that mental ill health is one the biggest health challenges forWestern Australians.View Mental Health
Improving population health contributes to the wellbeing of communities across our State.View Population Health