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GP and primary health services in outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australia

GP and primary health services in outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australia

COORDINARE recently made a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee Inquiry into the provision of GP and related primary health services to outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australia. Read our submission here or find out more information about the inquiry here.

New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE is working to achieve 100% COVID vaccination rates, with all Local Government Areas (LGAs) in South Eastern NSW recently passing the Government’s 80% COVID vaccination target, thanks to the combined efforts of the health workforce and the local community.

Safe drinking campaign kicks off in south eastern nsw

Safe drinking campaign kicks off in south eastern nsw

COORDINARE and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation have joined forces for the first time to share national drinking guidelines with local communities in South Eastern NSW.

Breast Screen NSW services update

Breast Screen NSW services update

BreastScreen NSW has advised that screening services are being resumed in some areas.  

Services have recommenced at its clinics in Queanbeyan, Moruya and Bega. Mobile clinics will be visiting Crookwell (until 22 October), Goulburn (25 October – 17 December) and Braidwood (29 November – 10 December).

Combined efforts lead to encouraging results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates

Combined efforts lead to encouraging results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates

Aboriginal health leaders report an increase in vaccination rates amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the South Eastern NSW region but are urging community members to keep second dose appointments and to stick to the same vaccine.

COORDINARE announces appointment of new Chair

COORDINARE announces appointment of new Chair

COORDINARE, today announced Julie White has been appointed as the organisation’s new Independent Chair. Ms White brings more than 40 years of experience in the not-for-profit and corporate sectors, having worked as global head of the Macquarie Group Foundation and inaugural CEO of Chief Executive Women.

Benefits campaign linked to increased vaccine availability

Benefits campaign linked to increased vaccine availability

A campaign to increase COVID vaccination rates in the eleven local government areas in South Eastern NSW was launched today by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN.

Improving chronic pain management for people in Southern NSW

Improving chronic pain management for people in Southern NSW

Chronic pain, also called persistent pain, affects one in five Australians over 45 years, with one in five people over 65 years experiencing moderate to severe pain that lasts for more than six months.

Local Aboriginal health leaders say COVID vaccination gap can be closed

Local Aboriginal health leaders say COVID vaccination gap can be closed

Indigenous Australians are behind non-Indigenous Australians in the vaccination rollout, new data has revealed, but local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) leaders are confident that they can enhance the rollout as Pfizer supplies increase.

COORDINARE appoints inaugural Aboriginal Board member

COORDINARE appoints inaugural Aboriginal Board member

COORDINARE, the South Eastern NSW PHN, is pleased to announce Paul Knight as the first Aboriginal Board member and inaugural Chair of the soon-to-be established Aboriginal Health Council for the region.

Head to Health Pop Up to support people in South Eastern NSW during the pandemic

Head to Health Pop Up to support people in South Eastern NSW during the pandemic

A Head to Health Pop Up service is now available to support the mental health of people of all ages in South Eastern NSW, struggling during the extended lockdown.

Locals urged to reach out… anytime!

Locals urged to reach out… anytime!

An initiative to increase awareness of the support available for mental health, or drug and alcohol concerns in South Eastern NSW was recently launched by COORDINARE, in partnership with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, and Southern NSW Local Health District, as we work together across the region to keep our…

Target COVID vaccination rates within reach for South Eastern NSW

Target COVID vaccination rates within reach for South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE expects most LGAs in South Eastern NSW will reach the Government’s 80 percent COVID vaccination target soon if the combined efforts of the health workforce and the community continue.

Supporting patients with asthma and COPD

Supporting patients with asthma and COPD

National Asthma Awareness Week ran from 1-7 September, as a timely reminder for those with asthma to be aware of the risk of flare-ups during spring and thunderstorm season, and to talk with their GP or pharmacist about how they can keep safe and manage their asthma.

COORDINARE launches 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan

COORDINARE launches 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan

COORDINARE will launch its 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) with a virtual event attended by staff, members of the Board and the RAP Working Group along with key community members.

Roadmap to embed people with lived experience of mental illness in local services

Roadmap to embed people with lived experience of mental illness in local services

Today marks the launch of the Mental Health Lived Experience (Peer) Work Framework to ensure people with experience of mental illness continue to shape and deliver the district’s mental health services.

Call for over 60s to get vaccinated

Call for over 60s to get vaccinated

COORDINARE is urging people aged 60 and older to book their AstraZeneca COVID vaccine appointment as soon as possible. According to Dianne Kitcher, CEO of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, supplies of AstraZeneca are readily available through the combined primary health workforce.

#fabvac campaign to address vaccine hesitancy in Aboriginal community

#fabvac campaign to address vaccine hesitancy in Aboriginal community

COORDINARE and Beyond Empathy have teamed up to create #fabvac, a campaign featuring videos made by young people yarning with Aboriginal elders about COVID vaccination.

Update on PPE equipment for primary health workforce

Update on PPE equipment for primary health workforce

Personal protective equipment (PPE) stock from the National Medical Stockpile has been made available to PHNs to support all primary health care professionals in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

New strategic plan released

New strategic plan released

We are very pleased to present COORDINARE’s Strategic Plan 2021 – 2023. This plan outlines how we will achieve our vision - one coordinated regional health system that provides exceptional care, promotes healthy choices and supports resilient communities.