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Dear <<First Name>>,

Welcome to WAPHA Connect, an update on all things happening in primary health care across Western Australia.

In this issue:

Closing the Gap 2017 report

The 9th Closing the Gap report was published this week, which tracks the work undertaken by all levels of government, business and the community to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Read WAPHA chief executive officer Learne Durrington’s response to the latest report.

Inaugural Aboriginal mental health and AoD advisory group meeting
WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) recently convened the inaugural meeting of the Aboriginal Mental Health and Alcohol and other Drug Advisory Group (WAMHAG).  Read more

Update of the Integrated Atlas of Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drugs (the Integrated Atlas)
The Integrated Atlas project is expected to be launched at the end of March and will be the first of its kind in Australia to document government funded and not-for-profit services in the mental health, alcohol and other drugs sector.   Read more

Hospital Transitions Pathways Project
The hospital transitions pathway project funded by WAPHA and the State Government through the Mental Health Commission and the Health Department has commenced.  Read more

Changes to Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS)
In line with the Commonwealth Government’s decision to cease funding for several mental health specific programs as part of the reconfiguration of primary care within Primary Health Networks (PHNs) all ATAPS funding will end in July 2017. Read more

Expressions of Interest
WAPHA is currently providing opportunities for interested parties to participate in an Expression of Interest (EOI). There are currently two EOIs open:

  • Integrated Chronic Disease Care – Kimberley
  • Integrated Primary Mental Health Care

Find out more information and apply via our EOI and tenders page.

Midwest to benefit from $3 million to tackle suicide
The Midwest will benefit from $3 million over three years to deliver a model of suicide prevention in the region. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced the Midwest as one of four new suicide prevention trial sites, taking the total number of trial sites nationally to 12. Read more

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