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.

My Community Directory is an online directory of health and community services. Download the Kimberley directory by clicking the image below:

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.

My Community Directory is an online directory of health and community services. Download the Kimberley directory by clicking the image below:

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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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    Project update - headspace Kununurra

    3 days ago

    As we mentioned last time, WA Primary Health Alliance has adjusted its plans in response to community feedback around the need for greater integration between health service planning processes. We are pleased to announce we will be collaborating with the Mental Health Commission to achieve more integrated planning of the Kimberley Youth AOD service and headspace Kununurra. Additionally, the process of transition that is underway for the Kimberley Suicide Prevention Trial Site activities will be included as a key consideration, with conversations occurring to integrate these processes where possible. View the joint statement.

    Please let us know of other activities... Continue reading

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    headspace coming to Kununurra

    15 days ago

    Young people in and around Kununurra will soon be able to access youth-friendly support services, with a headspace centre expected to open within twelve months.

    headspace provides 12 to 25 year olds with a one stop shop for help for mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs, or work and study support.

    Federal Member for Durack, the Hon Melissa Price, said the service will deliver a much- needed boost to youth mental health support for young people in the region and is a welcome addition.

    “Mental health and suicide prevention remain one of our Government’s highest... Continue reading

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    COVIDSafe App

    3 months ago

    The COVIDSafe contact tracing app is part of the government's strategy to slow the spread of COVID-19. Being able to find and contain outbreaks quickly will mean governments can ease restrictions while still keeping people as safe as possible.

    How does it work?
    With community transmission of the virus an ongoing issue, the app will keep track of who you encounter via a ‘Bluetooth handshake’. If you get the virus and you consent to the app data being uploaded to a secure storage system, health authorities will be able to access a list of the people you came into close... Continue reading

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    See Your GP Campaign

    3 months ago

    WA Primary Health Alliance shapes, strengthens and sustains a health system that works for people. In the wake of COVID-19, we are working to understand the changing needs of patients, GPs and their practices, to ensure Western Australians are getting the care they need at this time. There is concern that patients may be neglecting their regular medical care or not attending for appointments necessary to diagnose and treat new conditions, to monitor and manage chronic conditions, or for routine screening and immunisations. The See Your GP campaign is designed to remind consumers of the importance of regular medical appointments... Continue reading

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    Better health, together: WA Healthy Weight Action Plan

    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.

    Read the WA Healthy Weight Action Plan.

    The Action Plan, currently in implementation, provides detail on the sustainable changes planned to support people and families who are at-risk of overweight (those at the high end of the healthy weight body mass index range) and those... Continue reading

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    WAPHA gets Rainbow Tick of approval

    7 months ago

    WA Primary Health Alliance has officially been approved for Rainbow Tick accreditation.

    We are proud of this achievement as it represents the value we place on supporting, respecting and celebrating the individual differences of our staff and the broader WA community.

    Our accreditation journey commenced in 2018, where we began working towards meeting six national standards of LGBTI inclusive practices.

    These include:

    • Organisational capability
    • Workforce development
    • Consumer participation
    • A welcoming and accessible organisation
    • Disclosure and documentation, and
    • Culturally safe and acceptable services

    WA Primary Health Alliance General Manager Chris Kane said given our vision of equitable health outcomes across WA... Continue reading

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    Better health, together: Chronic Heart Failure

    7 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 will be 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.

    This recognises:

    • the significant burden of disease chronic heart failure represents in the Western Australian community, which is even more significant in country areas and among the Aboriginal community.
    • The... Continue reading

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    Better health, together: LiveLighter

    7 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 awarness campaign.

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

    As the primary care partner, WA Primary Health Alliance has committed to ensure GPs are trained and equipped in talking... Continue reading

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    Community makeover improves more than looks

    8 months ago

    Located 550 kilometres from the nearest town, the small Kimberley Aboriginal community of Kalumburu is a great place to live, according to its residents. But with roads open only during the dry season and flying being the only other option, the community has a lack of access to the basic services most people take for granted.

    A recently released documentary video showcases how this determined community took matters into their own hands and came up with the idea for an annual health promotion event.

    Ya gotta wash ya face to come to my place’ was born.

    During event week... Continue reading

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    Better Health, Together: Compassionate Communities

    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.

    The project, which targets communities in the Great Southern, is a whole of community approach to increasing awareness of end of life, and empowering people to live and die well, at home where possible. Read more


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