Place Based Flexible Funding focuses on increasing community access to a range of primary and allied health care services, which have been identified as high priority in small rural and remote communities.

The aim of the program is to improve the health and wellbeing of people in rural and remote Australia.

The objectives are to:

Provide and maintain access to supplementary allied health and primary care services that are based on identified need in each community;
Promote coordinated, multi-disciplinary team based approaches to the provision of integrated primary health care services;
Establish and maintain effective community consultation practices for the planning, management, flexible delivery and ongoing review of the Place Based Flexible Funding program;
Provide and maintain access to relevant health promotion and prevention health programs and activities to promote health and wellbeing;
Encourage people in rural and remote Australia to adopt or modify behaviours to better manage their health and wellbeing.

Seven agencies are funded to provide range of allied health services – for more information on this program, contact Sandy Cavnar, Vulnerable Communities Program Officer on 0428 091 517 or sandy.cavnar@gphn.org.au