Working together to improve refugee and asylum seeker health
Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) congratulates the G21 Refugee and Asylum Seeker Mental Health Partnership on being the proud recipients of a $30,000 grant from Give Where You Live.
Victoria-wide Consortium to develop the Real Time Prescription Monitoring training and information system
Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) will lead a Consortium, comprising all Victorian Primary Health Networks and NPS MedicineWise, to develop and deliver comprehensive training and education on the Real Time Prescription Monitoring system for doctors and pharmacists across Victoria. The Victorian Primary Health Alliance consists of Primary Health Networks in:
GoShare rollout across Western Victoria will empower patients to play a more active role in their healthcare
Over 800 health professionals in Western Victoria will soon have access to the GoShare patient education platform thanks to a new partnership between Healthily and the Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN). The platform enables the timely, efficient and measurable sharing of evidence based health resources to patients empowering them to play a more active role in their healthcare.
Social justice paves the way to medical studies
Johanna has always believed in social justice, so when she encountered a homeless man, she was astounded to learn that he had been a university lecturer only months before. It made her acutely aware of the vulnerability of us all as human beings. It led her to become deeply involved in community work through local and global fundraisers and awareness raising campaigns and also influenced her decision to study medicine.
Tackling alcohol and drug use early
Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) is investing $1.6 million into Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) support services across the region from 1 May 2017. This follows a thorough needs assessment involving community stakeholders including general practice and treatment providers.
The needs assessment process highlighted there was a significant gap in coordination and communication between treatment services and non-treatment services including general practice.