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Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is one of 31 regionalised and independent PHNs established nationally by the Commonwealth Department of Health to provide local communities with better access to improved primary healthcare services.

The NQPHN region extends from Moranbah in the south, up to the Torres Strait in the north, and west to Croydon and Kowanyama.

NQPHN aims to improve health outcomes for all residents by supporting, investing in, and working collaboratively with local Hospital and Health Services, the primary healthcare sector, local government areas (LGAs), other health organisations, and the wider community.

NQPHN invests in primary and preventative health care – that is, the health care that takes place outside of a hospital – to help ensure North Queensland communities receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time so they can live happier, healthier, and longer lives.

Many social, economic, and environmental factors contribute to health outcomes for communities and individuals. We have a focus on preventative approaches to health including immunisation and health screening, promoting better nutrition and staying active, and reducing the impact of alcohol, smoking, and other drugs on health and wellbeing.

Find out more about the PHN program on the Australian Government Department of Health website

02 September 2020

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