The WA Primary Health Alliance Strategic Plan 2020-2023 sets out a bold, ambitious, yet achievable forward-looking vision for the organisation: Better Health, Together.
The Plan recognises our progress as an organisation since our founding in 2015 and acknowledges our role within WA’s health landscape going forward.
It builds upon our belief that the primary health care system will be stronger if we can foster more collaboration and establishes an ongoing commitment to working with communities, primary health care providers and partners across the health system in WA.
We instinctively know that a more connected and collaborative primary health care system will improve health equity and health outcomes for all Western Australians.
This plan sets out our priorities for the next three years and a path towards our vision of a more connected primary health care system – a system that minimises barriers to accessing primary health care and ensures those with the greatest health needs are cared for as close to home as possible.
The Strategic Plan was developed through consultation and iteration to ensure it is fit for purpose. It was developed by the Executive then tested with managers, our Commissioning for Better Health Partnership Group and the Chairs of our Consumer, Clinical and Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committees before being endorsed by our Board in July 2020.
The new WA Primary Health Alliance Strategic Plan 2020-2023, Better Health, Together has been developed through consultation and iteration to ensure it is fit for purpose. It was developed by the Executive in the first instance and tested with managers, our Commissioning for Better Health Partnership Group and the Chairs of our Consumer, Clinical and Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committees before being endorsed by our Board in July 2020.
The Plan provides key contextual information and an overview of primary health care, the PHNs, WA Primary Health Alliance as an organisation; and includes an overview and key statistics on each of our three PHNs.
It then goes on to set out:
- Our mission, vision and values – these set our direction
- A set of four strategic priorities – these are our most significant commitments
- A set of four drivers of success – these are the most important things that will enable our strategic success
- Our approach for successful implementation.
The Plan establishes a path for successful implementation. These activities will bring the Strategic Plan to life by prioritising the following activities and projects:
- Discrete pillar strategies aligned with the Australian Government priorities for PHNs will be established to identify our priorities for commissioning. These include, e.g., Mental Health, Alcohol and Drugs, and Aboriginal Health.
- An internal Strategic Roadmap that distills the strategy into our key initiatives for each year between 2020-2023. This roadmap will guide and prioritise our strategic development and how we will invest in building our internal capabilities, for example in the areas of analytics and evaluation.
- We will continue to engage with the community and hold stakeholder forums. These have provided great opportunities to connect with our key stakeholders, deepen our understanding of their priorities and inform them of our direction.
Outcomes and measures will be built into our Strategic Roadmap and the seven discrete pillar strategies.
We will communicate progress regularly to our stakeholders, through our established stakeholder bodies, communication channels and events, such as our Better Health, Together forums.