Better health, together

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: Compassionate Communities

    17 days 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.


    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

    about 1 month 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...

    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

    3 months 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.



    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

    4 months ago
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    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.

    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

    5 months ago
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    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.

    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

    5 months ago
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    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.

    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.

  • Suicide prevention

    5 months ago
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    In this month’s Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington sits down with Suicide Prevention Manager, Sharleen Delane to talk about our work in WA’s three Suicide Prevention Trial Sites, as well as the important role of community in suicide prevention.

    In this month’s Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington sits down with Suicide Prevention Manager, Sharleen Delane to talk about our work in WA’s three Suicide Prevention Trial Sites, as well as the important role of community in suicide prevention.

  • The journey so far

    9 months ago
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    To end the year, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington is joined by Board Chair, Dr Richard Choong to reflect on the journey so far, our impact on the primary care sector and what success will look like in five years from now.

    To end the year, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington is joined by Board Chair, Dr Richard Choong to reflect on the journey so far, our impact on the primary care sector and what success will look like in five years from now.

  • LGBTI health

    9 months ago
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    This month, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats to LGBTI advocate and WA Primary Health Alliance Community Advisory Council member, Misty Farquhar about the role the primary care sector has to play in ensuring LGBTI people can access safe, inclusive and culturally appropriate health services.

    This month, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats to LGBTI advocate and WA Primary Health Alliance Community Advisory Council member, Misty Farquhar about the role the primary care sector has to play in ensuring LGBTI people can access safe, inclusive and culturally appropriate health services.

  • Obesity

    10 months ago
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    This month, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington sits down with Minister for Health, Roger Cook MLA to talk about the impact of obesity on Western Australians and our health system.

    This month, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington sits down with Minister for Health, Roger Cook MLA to talk about the impact of obesity on Western Australians and our health system.