Creating a healthier, better connected Gippsland.

Publications & fact sheets

Priority Issues Papers

Gippsland PHN advocates for strategic health planning in priority and emerging areas by bringing together local data and intelligence from Gippsland PHN teams and Advisory Group members. Feedback and discussion about the content of the papers is welcome via

Chronic Disease (March 2024)

Dual diagnosis of mental health and alcohol and other drug problems (Dec 2023)

Volume to value: Implementing value-based care (October 2023)

Mental Health and Wellbeing - Issues & Impacts (Sept 2022)

Oral Health Needs in Gippsland (Feb 2022)

Child Health (October 2021)

Pandemics and disasters - the value of integrated care (2021)

Disability (March 2024)

Digital Health and access to services (Dec 2023)

Mental Health and Wellbeing - Services & Programs (Sept 2022)

Disability (July 2021)

Aboriginal Torres Strait Islanders (April 2020)

Gippsland Primary Health Workforce (April 2020)

Primary Care - Managing the main health issues (2021)

LGBTIQA+ Health and Wellbeing (March 2024)

Social determinants of health (October 2023)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Closing the Gap

General Practice Access (Dec 2022)

Alcohol and other drugs (April 2022)

Young people and mental health (July 2021)

Primary Care - Keeping People Out of Hospital (Dec 2020)

LGBTIQA+ Health and Wellbeing (May 2023)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health & Wellbeing

E-cigarettes and vaping (Dec 2022)

Improving Population Health (October 2023)

Sexual and reproductive health (April 2022)

Family Violence: Services and Projects (Dec 2021)

Mental Health and Wellbeing Prevention and Promotion (May 2023)

Dementia (June 2022)

Suicide (June 2022)

Family Violence: Issues and Impact (Dec 2021)

Access to General Practice bulk billing (July 2019)

Access to mental health services in South Coast Gippsland – June 2019

Activity Work Plan Summaries


Gippsland PHN Climate Change Adaption Strategy

Evaluation of the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone Early Detection and Screening Including Tobacco Initiative

Latrobe Health Innovation Zone Early Detection and Screening including Tobacco Initiative. Evaluation Summary.

Summer Scholars - Housing and Asthma

Summer Scholars - Further integration of housing and education services into youth alcohol services

Summer Scholars - The Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Mental Health of Rural Families with School-Aged Children

Climate Change Position Statement

Mallacoota Survey Report

Listening to Latrobe: Towards improved health outcomes for people living with chronic disease

HeadtoHealth Gippsland Evaluation Summary

Mental Health Nurse in Practice Program Evaluation Summary

Alcohol and Other Drugs Program Evaluation Summary

Regional Health Workforce Survey Summary Report

Smoking Cessation Qualitative Research

Cancer Screening Research Report

Youth Access Clinics – The development of youth services in a rural setting

Referral Characteristics and Service Accessibility of Youth Residing in a Rural Setting – A Clinical Audit of Youth Access Clinic Files

Care Coordination Can Reduce Unmet Needs of Persons with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Report

Health-Issues Centre Consumer Perspectives Ageing Residents’ Access to Health in Gippsland

Local Government

Recommended websites

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Census Quick Stats provides a census-based profile of a chosen area

Social Health Atlases is a Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU) map many indicators

My Healthy Communities compares data across Australia using maps and tables

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Healthy community indicator – compares data across Australia using maps and tables

The Victorian Department of Health

Australia’s Health Tracker by Area – maps data across Australia

Turning Point AOD Stats includes alcohol and other drugs specific data with maps

Crime Statistics Agency provides crime statistics with maps.

Victorian Women’s Health Atlas provides mapping of data by gender