PHN Fact Sheets

Page last updated: 22 August 2018

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These fact sheets use a Frequently Asked Question format to explain what the Primary Health Network (PHN) Program is, what PHNs do, and where to find more information.

Primary Health Networks

This provides an overview of what PHNs are and their role in Australia’s health system.

Fact sheet: Primary Health Networks

Primary Health Care

This provides an overview of primary health care and the important role of PHNs in providing a regional approach to primary health care.

Fact sheet: Primary Health Care

PHNs: Commissioning Health Services

This explains what the term ‘commissioning’ means in a health services context and how PHNs decide what services to fund.

Fact sheet: PHNs: Commissioning Health Services

How PHNs Integrate Health Services

This explains what integrating health care means, why it is important, and how PHNs approach integrating health care within their regions.

Fact sheet: How PHNs Integrate Health Services

PHN Practice Support

This explains the PHN practice support role and the types of activities that PHNs undertake with primary health care professionals.

Fact sheet: PHN Practice Support