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Gippsland PHN Needs Assessment 2019-22

Gippsland PHN is pleased to report its latest Needs Assessment has now been approved by the Federal Department of Health and is available to download via the Gippsland PHN website

Gippsland PHN rely on strong evidence and data together with information from the local community and professionals to identify the unique health priorities of our region. This information is summarised in our Needs Assessment which helps guide our work.

The report will also be valuable for others working to improve the health and wellbeing of people across Gippsland.

Multiple and complex priorities for action were identified. They are summarised here:

Supporting people Main health issues Better health services 
Children (0-14 years) Alcohol and other drugs Access to services
Indigenous people Cancer Better use of technology
People with social and financial worries  Diabetes Services working together
People with disabilities Heart related issues High quality care
People 65 years or over Immunisation  Enough trained health professionals
Young people (12-25 years) Mental Health
Ongoing lung related issues
Reproductive/sexual health
 Community connectedness  Family violence  Lifestyle factors

For more information, contact Maria Garrett, Population Health Planner,, 0447 206 817

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