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2019 Gippsland Primary Health Awards now open

Gippsland PHN are pleased to announce nominations for the 2019 Gippsland Primary Health Awards are now open.

The awards aim to recognise and honour individuals and teams who work together to bring better health to our Gippsland region. These awards are represented through four priority areas to recognise:

  • innovation
  • integration and partnerships
  • improved access to health services
  • cultural appropriate support for Indigenous and other diverse communities.

The Gippsland Primary Health Awards was conceptualised in 2018 by the Gippsland PHN. 17 finalists were selected with 4 winners announced at the 2018 Gippsland PHN Annual General Meeting in Sale.

Gippsland PHN CEO, Amanda Proposch said last years entries showcased the significant and high quality of work being delivered by its members across Gippsland.

“The quality of the projects featured within the applications was testament to the commitment and growth within our local health sector”, said Ms Proposch.

“Last year’s winners are to be congratulated for their efforts and should feel proud their projects received the recognition they deserved”.

This year, Gippsland PHN are inviting submissions from individuals and/or health organisations in the Gippsland region who are members or have applied to become a member of Gippsland PHN.

To be part of these awards, Gippsland PHN are asking individuals or organisations who have delivered one of the four priority areas to tell their story.

Nominations can be submitted in the following formats via an easy to use dedicated website – www.awards.gphn.org.au

  • 30 sec – 1 min video recording
  • Poster – any size accepted
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Any other document that tells your story.

Gippsland PHN is part of a national network of 31 Primary Health Networks across Australia. PHNs across the country are funded to work towards the objective of meeting the health needs of the most vulnerable people in the community or those at risk of the poorest health outcomes.  

Gippsland PHN works closely with the primary health system to identify opportunities to improve health outcomes in Gippsland communities, through better coordination and support of health services and by commissioning new services to address identified health needs.

The PHN core functions: support to general practice, system integration, health planning and commissioning are designed to address identified national objectives and priority areas. These priorities frame the work of Gippsland PHN, guided also by community and clinical input to improve health outcomes.  Gippsland PHNs vision is for a measurably healthier Gippsland.

Ms Proposch said these Awards allow us to showcase the excellent work of our members to improve health outcomes.

“I am looking forward to seeing this year’s nominations and the valuable projects that have contributed to improving the health of Gippslanders”, she said.

To submit your nomination, visit https://awards.gphn.org.au/

Nominations close 30 September 2019.

Finalists will be announced and notified on 7 October 2019.

All winners will be announced at Gippsland PHN’s Annual General Meeting in Sale on 20 November 2019.

For more information email GPHNAwards@gphn.org.au

Not a Gippsland PHN member yet? Apply now https://www.gphn.org.au/about-us/membership/.