The Victorian and Tasmanian PHN Alliance hosted a Festival of Ideas to explore innovative ideas of strategic significance that will realise a high performing primary care system in Victoria.
Senior leaders and executives from 26 leading statewide and national providers, peak organisations, and academic partners, came together to explore a question of a shared interest:
How can we further evolve our collective approach to realising high performing primary care across Victoria over the next 3 years?
No single individual or organisation can resolve the key structural constraints that impact our communities and perennial wicked issues necessitate a networked response. Throughout the day, participants outlined the merits of collaborative approaches to strengthening primary care systems. The PHNs framed the approach to high performing primary care as:
- coordinated efforts focused on sector development to enable change
- community engagement and health literacy
- integrated care
- accountable care
- continuous quality improvement
- risk stratification