We will be responsive to the needs of vulnerable people across our region
Continue to work with other key partners responsible for health outcomes (eg Brisbane South PHN) to (i) monitor the needs of vulnerable people groups across our region, including the identification of barriers to accessing health care + impact of social determinants; (ii) work with vulnerable people groups to identify solutions; (iii) put mechanisms in place so that ideas are translated into action; (iv) advocate with broader sector policy influencers and policy makers to ensure that health and wellbeing is on all agendas (eg housing, employment, education, local government, etc)
Why the contribution is important
Because there are other factors beyond health care that influence health status eg. lifestyle factors, human biology, environment. Unless we address social determinants of health and wellbeing (including mental health) the effectivesnesss of our efforts will be limited in the longer term. This means working together with other sectors to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our regional population.
by wenjoy on December 13, 2019 at 11:14AM