What we do
WAPHA is a planning and commissioning body that evolved from a unique partnership of like-minded and committed organisations dedicated to building a robust and responsive patient centred primary health and social care system. WAPHA believes outcomes are achieved through innovative and meaningful partnerships at the local and state-wide level.
Our approach to mental health will focus investment on integrated services and collaborative models of care.
The integration between alcohol and other drugs, mental health and primary care is at the core of our approach to commissioning.
Our Primary Health Liaison staff are the first point of contact for general practice.
HealthPathways WA is a free-to-access website for GPs and contains condition specific pathways to assist in assessing, managing and referring patients.
The digital revolution is one of the biggest change agents in the history of health care and will touch every part of the broad range of primary care services in …
Primary health Exchange
Primary Health Exchange is WAPHA’s online consultation hub – an online community engagement website which allows people to have their say on projects and share their thoughts on the planning and design of primary health care in WA.
Primary Health Exchange is designed to support and encourage people to get involved in the planning of local primary health care in WA to ensure we commission the right services in the right place.
Our community engagement framework is a comprehensive and well considered process for the participation of local communities in policy development, planning and service delivery.
We recognise that engagement is an ongoing process and adopt the principles of the engagement cycle, a representational model that highlights who needs to what to engage patients, consumers, the community and stakeholder at each stage of the commissioning cycle.
WAPHA welcomes the release of General Practice: Health of a Nation 2017, a benchmark report highlighting the critical role of GPs in preventative health care and keeping people mentally and physically well and out of hospital.
WAPHA has committed to doing all it can to improve the health and mental health of LGBTI people, in a recently issued position statement.
An innovative social and emotional healing program aimed at young people will be rolled out across the Great Southern region, following a recent one-day workshop in Albany attended by more than 80 representatives from health, education and social services agencies.