Adelaide PHN is a not-for-profit organisation predominately funded by the Commonwealth. We are one of 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) established across Australia.
PHNs have been established with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of primary health care services for individuals, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes. They also aim to improve coordination of care to ensure people receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
We prepare a comprehensive needs assessment to identify the key population health and service needs of people in our region. We use this information as the basis for our consultation with our Advisory Councils to inform the commissioning of programs and services to deliver better health outcomes.
We commission services to meet population health needs and reduce barriers to access for communities with the highest needs by:
- Identifying and addressing health service gaps based on careful planning and analysis
- Providing support services so health care providers are better placed to care for patients
- Supporting workforce development through training and education
- Assisting health care services to implement and use digital health systems
- Working with others to commission health services for priority populations.
Relevant Links and Resources
About Us Flyer
Adelaide PHN's Constitution
Adelaide PHN's Governance Charter
Adelaide PHN's 2020-2025 Strategic Plan Summary
Adelaide PHN's 2020 Strategic Framework
Adelaide PHN's 2017-2020 Strategic Plan Summary
Adelaide PHN's 2017-2020 Strategic Framework
Specifically, Adelaide PHN is tasked to:
- Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of health services for people, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes; and
- Improve coordination of care to ensure people receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.