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Membership Advisory Council

The Membership Advisory Council met for the first time on Tuesday 9th February: an important milestone for the Adelaide PHN. The Council brings together  representatives from the 13 membership groups of the Adelaide PHN, including the three Clinical Councils, three Community Advisory Councils and seven Health Priority Groups. The Council members are engaged  in a new, innovative and collaborative dynamic  for and with us and the communities they represent.


Over the next two meetings in April and June the Membership Advisory Council will consider priorities for system reform to advise the Adelaide PHN Board and identify opportunities for designing and commissioning innovative primary health care approaches, developing partnerships and undertaking advocacy. The Membership Advisory Council will provide strong leadership and promote further engagement and collaboration amongst the Member Groups, stakeholders and  the Adelaide PHN.

Membership Advisory Council Terms of Reference

Membership Priorities Report

Throughout 2015-2016 our Membership Groups have worked together to develop strategic priorities to advise the Adelaide PHN Board.

At their June meeting the Membership Advisory Council representatives developed four strategic priorities that they felt would improve the provision of coordinated, effective and efficient primary health care services which focusses on the whole person and their circumstances of everyday life, based on their experience and perspectives:

  • Timely Access and Equity
  • Health Literacy and Education
  • Care Coordination, Integration and Navigation
  • Mental Health, Alcohol & Other Drugs and physical co-morbidities

More information about this process and the priorities are provided in the MAC Priorities Report.

The Groups are now working collaboratively on actions to address these priorities.