Pilbara Collaborative Health Forum Workshop Report – Nov 2016

Rural Health West and WA Primary Health Alliance convened a cross sectoral workshop to determine the appetite for engagement of a wide range of stakeholders from across the Pilbara to establish a collective approach to addressing the health and social needs and priorities in the region.

A half day workshop was held in Karratha on the 24th November 2016 with a number of people attending the meeting by videoconference and teleconference.

An overview of the priorities identified through recent health needs assessments was presented, together with the upstream factors contributing to health issues and downstream consequences. Each sector or agency was asked to identify points of intersection of their agency with the identified health priorities.

The non-health agencies were then asked to identify their priorities and where they saw potential for collaborations with health and other sectors to improve outcomes.

This report highlights the discussions and outcomes of the workshop.