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Gippsland Primary Health Network (Gippsland PHN) works to improve health and wellbeing of people across Gippsland.

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We rely on information from people in Gippsland to help us work on what is most needed.

We will consider all the information in our thinking and will publish summary information here from time to time to let you know what we have learnt and how it’s being used.

Help us make better decisions by sharing your experiences and ideas about how we improve health and wellbeing in your community – how we design, fund and coordinate services for health care across Gippsland.

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Gippsland Primary Health Network is partnering with Monash Rural Health to learn more about the health needs of people who don’t access health care, even if they have health issues.

The feedback and engagement will inform the Gippsland PHN Health Needs Assessment.

Gippsland PHN is inviting not-for-profit organisations and community groups who operate in Bass Coast, South Gippsland, Latrobe, Baw Baw, Wellington and East Gippsland local government areas to apply for grants of $500 to help support recruitment of participants for the study.

Eligible not-for-profit organisations and community groups must be connected to people at risk of poor health outcomes who are not accessing health care. Gippsland PHN is particularly interested in hearing from organisations and groups supporting people with multiple barriers for access, including people:

  • experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness
  • experiencing food insecurity (struggling to afford enough healthy food)
  • aged 16 to 25 years
  • experiencing other barriers for accessing healthcare, including a multicultural background, LGBTQIA+, violence, legal issues or other barrier/s

Participants that are identified by organisations and community groups will be invited to take part in a 30-45 minute guided conversation or a 60-90 minute group discussion with a researcher. An anonymous survey option will also be made available.

They will also be offered a choice of a $50 supermarket voucher or a donation to a local charity, as acknowledgment and appreciation of involvement.

Expressions of Interest for the $500 grant can be submitted by completing the application form available here.

View the Explanatory Statement and Consent Form –Conversation or Group Discussion here.

Gippsland Primary Health Network (Gippsland PHN) has started work on its next Health Needs Assessment, due to be submitted in 2024 and is calling for nominations to join an advisory panel and be involved in the process.

To join as a community member or organisation representative, sign up here.

For questions, contact Population Health Planner, Maria Garrett, at or phone (03) 5175 5444.

Gippsland Primary Health Network (Gippsland PHN) invites you to provide your contact details so we can inform you about opportunities to assist us in our work.

We may invite you to help us with our work on specific health topics or to learn about the needs of population groups. This can be via surveys, interviews, group discussions or workshops. Participation in each opportunity will be voluntary. All the information you tell us will help inform our Health Needs Assessment which guides our investment decisions.

Complete the online form if you are interested in being involved. Gippsland PHN will contact you as opportunities arise.

Access the online form here.

If you would like to request a paper form, contact Gippsland PHN on 03 5175 5444.

NOTE: All your details will be stored securely in line with the Gippsland PHN privacy policy and will only be accessible to staff for the purpose of improving health and wellbeing of people in Gippsland. Your details will not be shared with anyone outside the organisation without your consent.

We may inform you of opportunities to assist our partner organisations who also work to improve health and wellbeing of people living in Gippsland.

If you have questions or would like to remove your details from the Gippsland PHN Community Contact list, email or phone 03 5175 5444.

Tell us about your health and wellbeing ideas and experiences in Gippsland. Please click here to access a survey where you can tell us as much or as little as you want. You can also upload documents as part of the survey.

It can be totally anonymous or you can choose to tell us a little bit about yourself.

We are always interested to hear about your health and wellbeing ideas and experiences in Gippsland. You can contact us any time via

What we've heard...

Gippsland Primary Health Network gathers feedback from community members, advisory groups and health professionals. This is a summary of what we’ve heard so far in 2023 about what is impacting health and wellbeing, and how we can make improvements.

Gippsland Primary Health Network aims to design and fund primary care to suit community needs.

This paper, Primary Care in Rural Communities – Co-designing a model, sets out the process that informed the new community-led model of care featured in the article above. The model provides better value by responding to national and local health priorities identified in the Gippsland PHN Health Needs Assessment and commissioning services suited to local needs.

Care finder supplementary needs assessment. Access a summary here.

Summary results from interviews conducted in 2020 are available here.

A brief summary of service options for people worried about their memory or thinking is available here.

Poster presented at the Health Services Research Conference in Sydney, November 2022 available here.

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