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The key objectives of Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are to:

  • increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes
  • improve coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

Each PHN must make informed choices about how best to use its resources to achieve these objectives.

Together with the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) Health Needs Assessment and the PHN Performance Framework, NQPHN must outline activities and describe measurable performance indicators to provide the Australian Government and the Australian public with visibility as to its activities.

These documents, the Activity Work Plans (AWPs), capture those activities.

To reduce the rates of suicide and increase wellbeing within the ex-Australian Defence Force (ADF) community and their families, through transition, connection and adaption to life in Townsville post ADF.

To improve access to after hours health services and improve coordination and collaboration between services providers in the NQPHN region. 

Outlines planned activities for:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • maternal and child health
  • chronic disease management
  • aged care
  • health promotion and prevention
  • flood recovery
  • health systems improvement
  • systems integration (HealthPathways)
  • general practice support
  • COVID-19
  • Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) influenza vaccination coordination.

Outlines planned activities including:

  • improved identification of needs, planning, and collaboration
  • improved outcomes and capacity in alcohol and other drugs treatment services in northern Queensland through system strengthening activities
  • increased services and access for individuals from priority population groups including young people, FIFO/shift workers, women, people transitioning to/from prison, unemployed people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) people, and culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • improved workforce skills and knowledge in relation to AOD
  • improved service delivery capacity of primary health care services
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Treatment Services

Outlines planned activities funded by the Indigenous Australian's Health Program Schedule including:

  • care coordination and supplementary services
  • culturally competent mainstream services.

Outlines planned activities including:

  • low intensity mental health services
  • child and youth mental health services
  • psychological therapies for rural and remote, under-serviced, and/or hard to reach groups
  • mental health services for people with severe and complex mental illness including care packages
  • community-based suicide prevention activities
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health services
  • stepped care approach
  • regional mental health and suicide prevention plan
  • Psychological Therapies for people in Residential Aged Care Facilities
  • flood recovery.

Outlines planned activities including:

  • updating the current needs assessment report to provide additional psychosocial support needs data on the NPS measure cohort in the NQPHN region
  • commissioning of non-clinical mental health services and contracting of appropriate organisation/s providing services under the NPS, in accordance with NPS guidance material
  • commissioning of service providers to administer the Continuity of Support (CoS) program in the NQPHN region
  • monitoring/assessment/reporting on service delivery and financials, including ensuring access and training in the established data collection and storage for all funded programs in the NPS Measure, including CoS funded services
  • commissioning and coordination of service delivery for clients who are eligible for support through services funded by the National Psychosocial Support transition funding
  • allocation of NQPHN resources to plan, fund, and coordinate services under the Continuity of Support (CoS) measure, and the National Psychosocial Support (NPS) program, and provide support to Commonwealth community mental health clients to transition to the NDIS
01 September 2020
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