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Our year in review – North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network

Our Vision

To improve the health of everyone in our region.

Our Mission

To strengthen primary health care and connect services across the system.

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About NWMPHN

PHNs have been established with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes; and improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place, at the right time.

 
At NWMPHN we achieve these aims by focusing on three main functions: that of an improver; a director of funds; and a targeter of needs.

As an improver we strengthen access to, and the quality of, general practice and primary health care.

As a director of funds we attract and aggregate resources for the region, and allocate these fairly and efficiently.

And as a targeter of needs we understand and identify health needs, establish priorities, and plan, advocate and collaborate to meet them.

 

NWMPHN’s goals are to:

  • Respond to local and national priorities to reduce the burden of disease and improve population health outcomes.
  • Improve quality of care and individual outcomes.
  • Improve integration and coordination of care across the continuum.
  • Create a sustainable organisation that is well positioned to influence the reform of the health care system and take advantage of new opportunities.

 

We do this by:

  • identifying and understanding the priority needs in our region;
  • supporting, developing, innovating, coordinating and measuring service responses to address priorities;
  • strengthening and supporting general practice and the system;
  • demonstrating a commitment to quality, safety, efficiency, genuine value and innovation in everything we do; and
  • working closely and collaboratively with government (federal, state and local), general practice and other primary health care service providers, local hospital networks, non-government organisations, the private sector and patients, consumers and carers.

Our region's priority areas

Based on the findings of the Initial Needs Assessment, and subsequent Health Needs Assessment, we have identified seven priority areas of activity. Each priority area has its own unique set of activities which specifically address the needs of our community.

 

Latest

Mental Health
NWMPHN to fund early career clinical placements for students
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NWMPHN to fund early career clinical placements for students
May 12, 2019
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Priority Populations
Neami National and cohealth to provide psychosocial support services across the NWMPHN catchment
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Neami National and cohealth to provide psychosocial support services across the NWMPHN catchment
May 8, 2019
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Prevention and Management of Chronic Conditions
$900k to boost the physical health of people experiencing severe mental illness
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$900k to boost the physical health of people experiencing severe mental illness
May 6, 2019
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Prevention and Management of Chronic Conditions
Primary Health Networks join forces for better cancer care
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Primary Health Networks join forces for better cancer care
May 5, 2019
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Priority Populations
New tender: Increasing access to culturally responsive primary health care
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New tender: Increasing access to culturally responsive primary health care
April 24, 2019
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Children and Families
New tender: $600k to help identify early signs of developmental delay
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New tender: $600k to help identify early signs of developmental delay
April 24, 2019
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Health Systems Capacity Building
NWMPHN recruiting Doctors in Secondary Schools – Victoria University and Keilor Downs Secondary Colleges
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NWMPHN recruiting Doctors in Secondary Schools – Victoria University and Keilor Downs Secondary Colleges
April 23, 2019
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Prevention and Management of Chronic Conditions
You never forget the flu, so don’t forget your flu shot
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You never forget the flu, so don’t forget your flu shot
April 22, 2019
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Priority Populations
NWMPHN introduces pilot to provide Psychosocial Support Services for People Experiencing Homelessness in the City of Yarra and the City of Melbourne
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NWMPHN introduces pilot to provide Psychosocial Support Services for People Experiencing Homelessness in the City of Yarra and the City of Melbourne
April 18, 2019
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