Integration in healthcare: please tell us what you know!

We are calling on WAPHA staff to share practical examples of integrated healthcare.

We want to know why the integration worked and/or why it didn’t and any key learnings we might be able to draw from this.

There are only three questions, so it shouldn’t take you long! Your examples will help inform the development of a model for Integrated Healthcare Precincts.


Alex Bickford from Health Policy is currently developing a functional brief, which will:

Explain the rationale and policy context for Integrated Healthcare Precincts;

Outline a model for fostering the proposed approach in specific locations; and

Include a mechanism for identifying priority locations, which will be applied at the implementation phase.

The functional brief will serve as a blueprint manual for fostering Integrated Healthcare Precincts and will be used to inform WAPHA’s approach to commissioning coordination activities to support integration in identified locations.

The Integrated Healthcare Precincts approach aims to build on existing WAPHA initiatives supporting integration at a local level. The approach will be person-centred and underpinned by the principles of the Quadruple Aim. It includes mental health, but also encompasses other chronic conditions.


What you need to do:

Please watch the handy, short (3m 36s) minute video (top right ) Alex has put together providing examples of different types of integration

Please read the Discussion paper on Integrated Healthcare Groups by Dr Hal Swerrrisen (you may remember Hal from the video interview with Chris Kane, shown at the recent All Staff day).

Please provide your examples of integrated care below


*A workshop for staff will be held on Tuesday 26 October from 3-4:30pm in the Boardroom - please come along to learn more about integrated healthcare*

We are calling on WAPHA staff to share practical examples of integrated healthcare.

We want to know why the integration worked and/or why it didn’t and any key learnings we might be able to draw from this.

There are only three questions, so it shouldn’t take you long! Your examples will help inform the development of a model for Integrated Healthcare Precincts.


Alex Bickford from Health Policy is currently developing a functional brief, which will:

Explain the rationale and policy context for Integrated Healthcare Precincts;

Outline a model for fostering the proposed approach in specific locations; and

Include a mechanism for identifying priority locations, which will be applied at the implementation phase.

The functional brief will serve as a blueprint manual for fostering Integrated Healthcare Precincts and will be used to inform WAPHA’s approach to commissioning coordination activities to support integration in identified locations.

The Integrated Healthcare Precincts approach aims to build on existing WAPHA initiatives supporting integration at a local level. The approach will be person-centred and underpinned by the principles of the Quadruple Aim. It includes mental health, but also encompasses other chronic conditions.


What you need to do:

Please watch the handy, short (3m 36s) minute video (top right ) Alex has put together providing examples of different types of integration

Please read the Discussion paper on Integrated Healthcare Groups by Dr Hal Swerrrisen (you may remember Hal from the video interview with Chris Kane, shown at the recent All Staff day).

Please provide your examples of integrated care below


*A workshop for staff will be held on Tuesday 26 October from 3-4:30pm in the Boardroom - please come along to learn more about integrated healthcare*