Outreach in the Outback supports planning to determine community need for health services and identify gaps.


The Outback in the Outback team produce a monthly e-bulletin for those with an interest in outreach health services.

See the latest e-bulletins below:

8 December 2016

10 November 2016

13 October 2016

To subscribe to this e-bulletin contact the Outreach in the Outback team.

Specialist Services in Rural Western Australia Gap and Equity Analysis Update 2016

In March 2016, Rural Health West undertook an assessment of equity of access to, and gaps in, specialist services available to residents in each rural and remote region of Western Australia. An electronic version can be downloaded here.

Health of Aboriginal People

The WA Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Framework 2015–2030 identifies a set of guiding principles, strategic directions and priority areas to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in Western Australia for the next 15 years.

HealthInfoNet have produced the Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015 which provides a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This framework and report contain valuable information for planning services for Aboriginal people in WA. 

Promotion of outreach services

The team has developed two editable posters for service providers to promote upcoming visits and services, to the general community and local health professionals. 

Specialist poster

Optometry poster

Regional population and health snapshot

The regional population and health snapshots provide information on the health status and infrastructure in each region and are recommended when planning outreach health services.

Goldfields                                                      Great Southern                                        Kimberley

Midwest                                                         Pilbara                                                          Southwest