Rural Primary Health Service (RPHS) – Community Based
People living in rural and remote Northern Territory communities have decreased access to primary health care services compared to urban communities.
The RPHS supports Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, non-government organisations and the Northern Territory Department of Health to deliver targeted, comprehensive primary health care specific to the community’s needs. This includes health promotion, prevention and allied health services using evidence based practice. Programs are delivered through a collaborative approach with community groups and health professionals.
The program supports the following organisations:
- Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation – Tennant Creek
- Northern Territory Department of Health – Borroloola
- Family and Schools Together (FAST NT) – Galiwinku
- Northern Territory Department of Health – Jabiru
- Katherine West Health Board – Katherine West
- Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation – Elcho Island
- Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Health Corporation – Katherine
- Arid Edge Environmental Services – Utopia Homelands
In 2017/18 the RPHS program will undergo a program evaluation. The evaluation will be led by the NT PHN Planning and Performance branch.
Health Stream Lead – Paul Ryan