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.
Recently released report Lessons of Location: Potentially Preventable Hospitalisation Hotspots in Western Australia identifies areas in WA where health inequalities are prevalent and, without intervention, likely to continue.
Western Australians are being urged to plan ahead and build a relationship with a GP, rather than heading to emergency departments.