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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

Priority Populations
Mental health program helping residents feel at home
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Mental health program helping residents feel at home
November 11, 2019
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Priority Populations
Innovative partnership helps to meet the needs of refugee families during pregnancy
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Innovative partnership helps to meet the needs of refugee families during pregnancy
November 10, 2019
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NWMPHN News
Award winning campaigns informing the community
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Award winning campaigns informing the community
October 31, 2019
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Mental Health
$660,000 for peer support workers to provide low intensity mental health services
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$660,000 for peer support workers to provide low intensity mental health services
October 31, 2019
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Children and Families
$900,000 to give low birthweight babies better chances to thrive in life
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$900,000 to give low birthweight babies better chances to thrive in life
October 24, 2019
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Health Systems Capacity Building
Join our think tank and help us provide better support for primary care
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Join our think tank and help us provide better support for primary care
October 23, 2019
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Suicide Prevention and Intervention
General practices to use quality improvement to help prevent suicide in Melbourne’s north west
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General practices to use quality improvement to help prevent suicide in Melbourne’s north west
October 23, 2019
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Priority Populations
Case Study: LGBTIQ peer workers at Your Community Health
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Case Study: LGBTIQ peer workers at Your Community Health
October 23, 2019
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Priority Populations
Good Death Innovation quality improvement project
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Good Death Innovation quality improvement project
October 14, 2019
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