Better health, together

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Welcome to Better health, together - our online hub supporting wider stakeholder input to primary care planning and design in WA.

Better health, together includes

  • regular videos from WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington, to encourage online discussion on key issues and matters of interest;
  • an online consultation page supporting stakeholders to share insights on a continuous basis;
  • fixed time consultations throughout the year; and
  • an invitation to join the Better health, together Panel, a register of stakeholders who will be invited to respond to strategic level consultation on an ongoing basis.


Welcome to Better health, together - our online hub supporting wider stakeholder input to primary care planning and design in WA.

Better health, together includes

  • regular videos from WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington, to encourage online discussion on key issues and matters of interest;
  • an online consultation page supporting stakeholders to share insights on a continuous basis;
  • fixed time consultations throughout the year; and
  • an invitation to join the Better health, together Panel, a register of stakeholders who will be invited to respond to strategic level consultation on an ongoing basis.


  • Better Health, Together: WA Healthy Weight Action Plan

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    5 months ago

    In this month’s Better Health, Together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington sits down with Pip Brennan, Executive Director of the Health Consumers’ Council and the Hon Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier, Minister for Health and Mental Health to talk about our partnership in developing the WA Healthy Weight Action Plan 2019-2024.

  • Better Health, Together: Chronic Heart Failure

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    8 months ago

    In this month’s Better Health, Together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington sits down with Dr Norman Swan from the ABC Health Report to talk about our increasing focus on improving care for people living with chronic heart failure.

    We are exploring opportunities for collaborative action on chronic heart failure, which is most commonly due to underlying coronary heart disease and prior myocardial infarction, hypertension and diabetes.

  • Better Health, Together: LiveLighter

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    10 months ago

    In this month’s Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington had the opportunity to chat to Cancer Council WA CEO, Ashley Reid about our partnership in the 13 Cancers LiveLighter campaign.

    WA Primary Health Alliance has been named as the primary care partner in Cancer Council WA’s 13 Cancers LiveLighter public awareness campaign.

    The campaign focusses on the contribution of sugary drinks to dangerous toxic fat around the organs which can trigger 13 types of cancer.

  • Better Health, Together: GP Urgent Care

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    11 months ago

    In this month’s Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington sits down with the Hon Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier, Minister for Health and Mental Health to talk about the recently launched GP Urgent Care Network Pilot.

    “Not all urgencies are emergencies” is the message of a public awareness campaign launched recently to signal the start of an 18-month GP Urgent Care Network Pilot that will see more than 125 GPs across Perth and in Bunbury taking the lead in providing urgent care

  • Better Health, Together: Compassionate Communities

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    11 months ago

    In this month’s Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats to City of Albany Mayor, Dennis Wellington about our partnership in delivering the Compassionate Communities project.


  • Better health, together: Aboriginal Health

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    12 months ago

    In this month’s Better Health, Together video, our CEO, Learne Durrington chats to Professor Rhonda Marriott, Pro Vice Chancellor for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership and Director of the Ngangk Yira Research Centre at Murdoch University, to discuss key issues in Aboriginal health and how we can all do more to improve Aboriginal health and wellness.

    WA Primary Health Alliance works to improve health equity by increasing access to primary healthcare and planning, guiding and directing investment towards important services.

    Five of the ways we are working with partners to deliver better health for Aboriginal people across the state include: supporting Aboriginal people with chronic disease to manage their own healthcare, ensuring Aboriginal people receive the right care, linking Aboriginal people from regional areas to primary healthcare, helping to develop a culturally aware workforce, and listening to local communities to understand who they are and their health needs.

  • Better health, together: Digital Health

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    about 1 year ago

    In this month's Better Health, Together video WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats to Australian Digital Health CEO Tim Kelsey; responsible for all national digital health services and systems, with a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical quality and safety.

    WA Primary Health Alliance is responsible for planning, guiding and directing investment towards important primary care services across WA. As the operator of the State’s three Primary Health Networks (PHNs), which form part of the national Australian Government PHN initiative, we work closely with GPs, service providers, government and its agencies, and communities.



  • Better Health, Together: Social connectedness

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    about 1 year ago

    In this month’s Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats to Chorus CEO, Dan Minchin about loneliness and the social connectedness pilot we have funded in the Mandurah area. The pilot will look into and help to address the barriers people have to accessing community services, with the aim of better linking primary and community care, and improving health and wellbeing.

  • Better Health, Together: Sustainable Health Review - transforming WA's health system

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    over 1 year ago

    In this month’s Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington is joined by Sustainable Health Review Chair, Robyn Kruk to talk about the WA Department of Health’s recently released Sustainable Health Review Final Report.
  • Depression looks different for everybody

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    over 1 year ago

    In this month's Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats with Principal Advisor and Research Director, Dr Danny Rock about depression and our recent campaign to bring about awareness of this common mental health condition.