Brisbane North PHN supports clinicians and communities in Brisbane’s northern suburbs, Moreton Bay Regional Council and parts of Somerset Regional Council. It covers approximately 4,100 km2 of urban, regional and rural areas, with a population of over one million.
All PHNs conduct health needs assessments of the communities in their region. These assessments help identify groups of people who need more resources, programs and services. The information helps PHNs to tailor health services to meet their community’s particular needs. The health priorities identified through Brisbane North PHN’s health needs assessment and relevant to healthy@home include:
- coordinated care for older people
- culturally responsive services to enhance the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- better support for those with chronic and complex conditions across the care continuum, and
- improved access to health and community care in Moreton Bay North.