Introducing the PHN Cooperative

The PHN Cooperative is a collective function of which all 31 PHNs in Australia are members.
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About Us

Who we are

The key objectives of PHNs are to:

  • The PHN Cooperative serves as a single point of contact for the PHN Network and facilitates activities and engagement beyond what individual PHNs can do at a local level.
  • PHNs were established by the Australian Government Department of Health in 2015 to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and to improve coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.

For more information about PHNs, visit the Department of Health PHN website.

The Government has agreed to six key priorities for targeted work by PHNs. These are:

  • Mental health
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Population health
  • Health workforce
  • Digital health
  • Aged care

Our role

  • PHNs are uniquely placed to meet the needs of all Australians and play a key role in supporting Australians to lead healthy, productive and connected lives by applying a population health approach.
  • The role of PHNs is to commission a range of place based, contextually appropriate services. This includes identifying needs, assessing current services, and developing solutions to fill priority gaps in primary and community care services for Australians; in particular issues relating to health equity and access.

Contact the PHN Cooperative

Susi Wise
PHN Cooperative Executive Officer
M 0427 993 782

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