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