Youth Primary Health Development
A Consultation with Young People and the Youth Sector for Metro North Medicare Local
The aim of the project is to improve primary health care for young people in the Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local region. This will be done by understanding the primary health care needs of young people in the region and improving this population’s access to primary health care providers.
Metro North Medicare Local have contracted the Youth Affairs Network of Queensland (YANQ) to assist them undertake consultation and research with young people and the youth sector to identify the issues for young people (marginalised) to access primary health services.
Details of the Project
The project will:
Medicare Locals are an Australian wide network of independent organisations set up by the Australian Government to coordinate and improve delivery of primary health services in their local areas.
A key role of Medicare Locals is to drive improvements in primary health care services, ensuring they are better tailored to meet the needs of local communities. The Metro North Medicare Local covers the Brisbane suburbs north of the river, the Moreton Bay Regional Council and a portion of the Somerset Region Council as far as Kilcoy.
Why Medicare Locals?
The Australian Government has committed to establishing, from 1 July 2011 Medicare Locals, a national network of primary health care organisations. These organisations, coupled with the introduction of Local Hospital Networks, are fundamental elements of the Government’s National Health and Hospitals Network which will build on the strengths of our current health system, while encouraging more locally responsive and flexible services, better supporting health practitioners and patients, and improving integration and accountability across the health system.
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