Health Networks

Health Networks enables all Western Australians to connect, share and improve our health services.

With a focus on a patient-centred approach to health care, Networks brings together consumers, clinicians, policy makers and allied health professionals, to discuss ways to improve best practice, develop strategic partnerships, and provide leadership and engagement in the sector.

Health Networks is made up of 11 Networks which have led the development of 58 Models of Care and nine Frameworks, providing outlines for gold standard practice in a variety of health areas. It supports these with progress reports (PDF 1.275MB) and surveys (PDF 435KB) regarding the progress of their implementation.

Each Health Network is overseen by a Network 'Lead' or 'Co-Leads', who are experts in their field. They are supported by Executive Advisory Groups to help guide the valuable work each Health Network undertakes. See all our Leads Profiles here.

Get the latest news and become a member today

Membership to Health Networks is open to everybody who has a passion about health including consumers and carers, health professionals, policy-makers and planners, researchers and academics, health service providers and non-government organisations.

Register here (external site) to join Health Networks and to receive the latest information and updates from our Networks. 

See the latest news from the Health Networks and our partners in our Health Networks Bulletin (external site).

We connect with consumers and carers

Consumers and carers play an important role in shaping our health services. Health Networks recognise this and actively encourage consumers and carers to be involved in every Health Network project. 

We connect with individuals, peak bodies Health Consumers Council (external site) and Carers WA (external site), and consumer and carer advocacy groups to ensure an active consumer and carer voice in the work we do, and to help guide the direction of our Health Networks. With this input we are able to provide holistic and practical advice to the health system which consistently places the individual and their support network at the centre of change and service improvement.

Consumers and carers have been integral to the development of many of our key projects including the Youth Health Policy, WA Disability Health Framework 2015 - 2025, WA Framework for Persistent Pain 2016-2021, Models of Care, and many more.

If you are interested in becoming a consumer or carer representative, please contact us on 9200 0200 or via email: healthpolicy@health.wa.gov.au.

Health Networks Strategic Direction 2015-2020

Health Networks is governed by the Health Networks Strategic Direction 2015-2020 (PDF 1.01KB), which outlines its visions, mission and priorities for the next five years, as well as detailing the principles and values under which it operates. This document is summarised in the Strategic Direction Snapshot (PDF 405KB) and was developed via a large consultation process, conducted in two phases (Phase 1 consultation report (PDF 333 KB); Phase 2 consultation report (PDF 1.59 KB).

Quarterly Reports

Health Networks Supported Programs

Health Networks provides funding for a number of ongoing programs as well as pilot programs to support continual improvement in health care across WA. Our programs are evidence based and cover a wide variety of areas.

Health Networks supports evidence based pilot programs to provide the opportunity to assess innovative service delivery models before they are taken up by Health Service Providers for roll out across WA. All of the ongoing Health Networks programs began as highly successful pilot programs.

See our Health Networks Supported Programs page for more information on the programs we are currently funding.

Contact

Health Networks
Address: 189 Royal Street East Perth
Phone: 9222 0200
Email: HealthPolicy@health.wa.gov.au

Last reviewed: 05-02-2018
Last updated: 04-05-2018
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