About Us

We build and strengthen primary health care in Western Australia, so people can access the services they need closer to home.

WA Primary Health Alliance is part of the Australian Government’s national Primary Health Network (PHN) program which aims to strengthen, improve and connect the primary care system.

As the operator of Western Australia’s three PHNs, our state-wide structure and strong partnerships allow us to deliver better health, together.

At a glance

59,024

Contacts with our Practice Assist service – website visits, enquiries and support requests, a 29.8% year on year increase

15,764

People accessed one of our primary mental health services, an 11.2% year on year increase

267

Programs funded to improve the health and wellbeing of Western Australians

599

General practices partnered with us to better understand patient data to improve health outcomes, a 13.6% year on year increase

622

Localised HealthPathways reached, up from 574, and 390,844 page views of this online clinical support tool for GPs

$123 Million

Annually, we invest $123 million into primary health programs, including more than $60 million into primary mental health services

At the heart of our Vision and Mission is an ongoing commitment to working closely with GPs, health professionals, service providers, hospitals, government and the community to strengthen primary care state-wide.

We are united in working towards a more connected and collaborative primary health care system to improve health equity and health outcomes for all Western Australians, particularly those at risk of poor health.

We are guided by our Strategic Plan 2020 – 2023.

Find out what we do

National presence:

Australia’s 31 PHNs are independent, not for profit organisations that improve care in their regions.

They join forces through the PHN Cooperative, a CEO-led initiative that reflects a commitment to collaborating and delivering on a national agenda in primary health priority areas.

WA Primary Health Alliance has strong representation on national PHN Cooperative working groups, including workforce, aged care, after hours, mental health and alcohol and other drugs. This provides an opportunity to inform the PHN national position and ensure the Western Australian perspective is represented.

Find out more about our role in system reform

Learn more about PHNs:

Local and innovative, national and integrated

Supporting General Practice

Regional commissioning

Integrated care

What we do

We take a system-wide look at WA’s health system to ensure it works for people.

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Vision, Mission and Values

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape a health system fit for the future, learn about our Vision, Mission and Values.

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Health priorities

We operate across the state, improving access to primary health care, helping those people at risk of poor health to be cared for closer to home.

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System reform

We work in partnership with others to shape, strengthen and sustain Western Australia’s health system, combining our efforts to improve primary care.

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CEO’s desk

Explore the issues currently facing WA’s health system and hear from those on the front line what we are doing about it.

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Join our team

We pride ourselves on a people-focused work culture and supporting an inspiring and productive working environment.

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Disclaimer

While the Australian Government Department of Health has contributed to the funding of this website, the information on this website does not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government and is not advice that is provided, or information that is endorsed, by the Australian Government. The Australian Government is not responsible in negligence or otherwise for any injury, loss or damage however arising from the use of or reliance on the information provided on this website.