Needs Assessment

Each year, Adelaide PHN reviews both the health and primary care service needs specific to our region, and undergoes an iterative engagement and consultation process to form a needs assessment of the Adelaide metropolitan area.

Undergoing the process annually, ensures timely identification and analysis of health and service needs across our region and informs how we prioritise and target our activities to address those needs.

Explore our Needs Assessment Reports

Current Needs Assessment

  • Adelaide PHN Needs Assessment Report 2022-23 to 2024-25 
    • Full Report 
    • Summary of Priorities 

      This needs assessment includes the following sections:
      • Population health 
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health 
      • Older people and aged care
      • Mental health
      • Alcohol and other drugs
      • Health workforce
      • Digital health 
  • Adelaide PHN Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Needs Assessment (2022) 
    • Full Report 

      ​​​​​​​Adelaide PHN commissioned the Public Health Discipline Group, College of Medicine and Public Health at Flinders University to undertake an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Needs Assessment for the Adelaide PHN region. Strength-based approaches and Indigenous Data Sovereignty were key considerations in the development of this Needs Assessment. Valuing and centring Indigenous knowledges throughout the Needs Assessment process – from approach, data sources accessed, data collected, analysis and dissemination – ensured appropriate contextualisation to shift Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes from a deficit discourse and data narrative, and to actively recognise the impacts of colonisation.



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