Primary Health Care SIG

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The Primary Health Care SIG aims are to:
  • Advocate for a national primary health care policy;
  • Advance primary health care policy, programs and practice;
  • Facilitate information exchange and supporting development of policy and program development at State/Territory and Commonwealth levels;
  • Provide networking opportunities for workforce and research into practice;
  • Advance the establishment and funding of publicly funded community health and primary health care services;
  • Develop understanding of the operation of comprehensive primary health care contribution to building of capacity in the primary health care sector
  • Facilitate the preparation and delivery of periodic seminars and workshops, discussion/issues papers and conference papers for members and other stakeholders;
  • Participate in the development of primary health care policy in Australia and overseas;
  • Contribute to the gathering of an evidence base to inform and improve primary health care in Australia to inform and aid best practice nationally;
  • Develop PHAA policies to support primary health care in Australia;
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to advance our aims.

Primary Health Care SIG Committee:

Co-Convenor: Shalomie Shandrach
Co-Convenor: Mary O'Loughlin
Committee members: Carrie Wong and George Nonas
Interested in getting involved? Become a member and start contributing to policies and position papers, participate in advocacy activities, attend an event and share ideas or network on the discussion forum.

Primary Health Care Policy Position Statements: