Useful reports and links for outreach health service providers.

The Regional Services team supports planning to identify gaps and determine community need for health services. These resources offer outreach health service providers assistance when planning their visits.

Outreach e-bulletin

The Outreach team produce a monthly e-bulletin for those with an interest in outreach health services. See the latest e-bulletins below:

Regional Services - funding round opening soon

Regional Services - funding round information

Regional Services June 2020

Regional Services May 2020

Regional Services April 2020

Regional Services March 2020

Regional Services February 2020

January 2020 RHOF: Pain Management Services - applications open

Regional Services January 2020

To subscribe to the Regional Services e-bulletins, please contact the Regional Services team.  

Communities of Excellence Project

The Australian Digital Health Agency, in collaboration with delivery partners and stakeholders, will work with the Hedland community to
deliver the Communities of Excellence Project. The project will:

  • Connect all healthcare providers in Hedland to the national My Health Record system and train them on how to use it and how it will benefit the community
  • Run a digital literacy program for Hedland residents to empower them to take advantage of the benefits of digital health
  • Showcase Hedland as a model for building digital health Communities of Excellence that can be replicated across Australia

Please click here to view a webinar from the Australian Digital Health Agency:
Digital Health Tools for COVID-19 and Beyond: Improving Care Coordination 

For more information please visit the Australian Digital Health Agency website

WA Child Ear Health Strategy

WA Child Ear Health Strategy-Rural Health West

This Strategy has been developed to tackle ear disease amongst children, particularly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Western Australia. It provides a road map for better care through multi-agency service planning, strengthened community focused partnerships, alignment of funding, and better coordination.

Guidelines for acknowledging funding provided by Rural Health West

Under funding agreements, service providers are required to acknowledge both Rural Health West and the Australian Government Department of Health when referring to services supported through Outreach programs. By acknowledging this support, organisations and service providers are informing the community about how public funding is spent.

Detailed guidelines for acknowledging funding can be found here. Please contact the Regional Services team to obtain a high-resolution copy of the correct logo(s).

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.

Regional Population and Health Snapshots

The regional 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
South West
Wheatbelt

WA Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Framework 2015-2030

This framework 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 year period.

Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2019

HealthInfoNet have produced this overview which provides a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Ear equipment supply, maintenance and repair

The Australian Government has invested in a number of ear and hearing health initiatives which are available nationally, free of charge.

Sonic Innovations has been contracted to manage the supply of equipment and accessories, maintenance and calibration services, and freight for ear assessment equipment and accessories supplied to Aboriginal Medical Services and other health services with a predominance of Aboriginal clients.  A list of services in Western Australia with ear assessment equipment is available here.