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 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.
At a glance
Contacts with our Practice Assist service – website visits, enquiries and support requests, a 29.8% year on year increase
People accessed one of our primary mental health services, an 11.2% year on year increase
Programs funded to improve the health and wellbeing of Western Australians
General practices partnered with us to better understand patient data to improve health outcomes, a 13.6% year on year increase
Localised HealthPathways reached, up from 574, and 390,844 page views of this online clinical support tool for GPs
Annually, we invest $123 million into primary health programs, including more than $60 million into primary mental health services
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.
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What we do
We take a system-wide look at WA’s health system to ensure it works for people.
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.
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.
We work in partnership with others to shape, strengthen and sustain Western Australia’s health system, combining our efforts to improve primary care.
Explore the issues currently facing WA’s health system and hear from those on the front line what we are doing about it.
Join our team
We pride ourselves on a people-focused work culture and supporting an inspiring and productive working environment.