CheckUP hosts PHN focused QPHCN Meeting
Members from over 40 peak health bodies attended to hear about the progress of PHNs. The Queensland Primary Health Care Network (QPHCN) meeting on 18 May focused on what the PHNs have achieved in 12 months and what is planned for the coming 12 months - our most well attended meeting of the year.
Panel members included Kath Thompson and Robb Major from Central, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast PHN, Lisa Beecham from Gold Coast PHN, Alison Verhoeven from the Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association and Matthew Cooke from Western Queensland PHN - who all discussed the challenges and opportunities that PHNs have had in their first year of operation.
Discussion from the guests showed that there was a keen interest in understanding more about how allied health peak bodies can be more involved in working with PHNs across the state at a statewide and regional level. Other areas of interest included discussing health promotion activities, how levels of health literacy can be measured and improved and how the Clinical Councils are creating solutions that are meeting regional population health needs.
The quarterly QPHCN meeting offers the opportunity for organisations working within the Primary Health Care sector to network and form collaborative partnerships that enable better health program and health service integration planning through connecting, sharing and understanding.