My Region - Kimberley

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Part of the responsibility of Primary Health Networks is to identify and respond to the health needs of our community. We want to hear from you about the health issues and the availability of health services in the areas you live.

The stories, pictures and survey responses from these pages will be used to inform the planning of primary health care in your region.

Part of the responsibility of Primary Health Networks is to identify and respond to the health needs of our community. We want to hear from you about the health issues and the availability of health services in the areas you live.

The stories, pictures and survey responses from these pages will be used to inform the planning of primary health care in your region.

What is happening in the Kimberley Region to help everyone get the health care they need? Tell your stories and celebrate the amazing work that is happening in our communities. 

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  • Family Fun Day at Broome Town Beach - May 16

    3 months ago
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    In celebration with National Families Week, Anglicare, Parenting Connection and WA Primary Health Alliance are proud to bring together health service providers to engage in educational and inclusive activities. Join us for a fun family day out!

    Date: Thursday May 16

    Time: 2:00-5:00pm

    Location: Broome Town Beach, 90 Robinson Street, Broome 6725

    Booths and activities include:

    • fun family activities
    • playgroup and creche groups
    • fitness and recreation
    • community services
    • environmental health
    • healthy eating and cooking
    • education and learning
    • healthy living – mind, body
    • medical services.

    This is a free event, open to all, no need to register or RSVP – just... Continue reading

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

    3 months 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.

    During its development, WA Primary Health Alliance has played a key role in representing the voice of the primary care sector and will continue to do so as part of a newly agreed strategic partnership with the Department of Health, WA.

    The partnership is intended to enable the joint planning, priority setting and funding of coordinated care, giving priority to the delivery... Continue reading

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  • Better health, together: Depression looks different for everybody

    3 months 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.

    WA Primary Health Alliance have launched an important campaign, Depression looks different for everybody, which aims to raise awareness of depression, encourage people to talk about their feelings and urge them to seek help.The campaign captures personal stories of depression as mini documentaries and in artworks to help people recognise the symptoms of this mental health condition that impacts about... Continue reading

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  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Continuing Care Program expanding across the Kimberley

    4 months ago
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    The Kimberley Continuing Care Program reached another milestone recently, with the opening of a new office space in Kununurra.

    The program is delivered as a partnership between Milliya Rumurra, Ngnowar-Aerwah and Boab Health Services and funded by WA Primary Health Alliance, via the Country WA Primary Health Network.

    The design of this innovative program is to provide ongoing support to clients and their families when they exit alcohol and other drug rehabilitation and return to their homes and communities.

    It addresses a significant gap in the East and West Kimberley and has been made possible by Australian Government funding of... Continue reading

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  • Better health, together: The journey so far

    7 months ago

    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.

    WA Primary Health Alliance is making an impact on the fabric of the healthcare environment through our role in creating the right conditions to ensure the best possible health outcomes for all Western Australians, particularly for those who fall through the gaps.

    Bridging the divide between what are in effect the two different health systems and... Continue reading

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  • Better health, together: LGBTI health

    7 months ago

    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.

    WA Primary Health Alliance has an important leadership role in advocating for safe, inclusive and culturally appropriate services for LGBTI people, a disproportionate number of whom experience poorer mental health outcomes, have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers and experience discrimination, harassment and hostility in many parts of everyday life, including... Continue reading

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  • Better health, together: Obesity

    8 months ago

    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.

    WA Primary Health Alliance is part of the WA Government’s Obesity Collaborative Steering Group which is tasked with developing a WA Obesity Strategy.

    This strategy has stemmed from the inaugural WA Preventive Health Summit, held earlier this year. The one-day summit discussed the importance of prevention and encouraged broader thinking and community engagement around what we can do to encourage healthy lifestyles to reduce and prevent obesity and... Continue reading

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  • Better Health, Together: Mental Health in WA

    9 months ago

    During Mental Health Week, WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) CEO, Learne Durrington sits down to have a conversation with Western Australian Mental Health Commissioner Timothy Marney.

    One in five Australians will be affected by a mental health disorder each year. WAPHA is committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of West Australian people.

    One of the ways in which WAPHA aims to do this is by working with a range of government services, community organisations and peak bodies to reduce fragmentation between primary care, mental health and alcohol and other drug services and supports in Western Australia.

    The Mental... Continue reading

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  • Better Health, Together: My Health Record

    11 months ago

    In this month’s Better Health, Together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington talks about My Health Record.

    There are many benefits of digital health to patients, and this includes fewer hospital admissions and adverse drug events, reduced duplication of tests, better coordination of care for people with chronic and complex conditions, better informed treatment decisions, and a more effective and efficient healthcare system.

    My Health Record is an online summary of a patient’s key health information where they can safely store, access and share important health information. As part of the National Digital Health Strategy, the Australian... Continue reading

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