Primary Health Networks
Welcome to our dedicated portal for Primary Health Networks (PHNs)
NEDC has a vision to bring together eating disorder stakeholders and experts in mental health, public health, health promotion, education, research, and the media to help develop a nationally consistent approach to the prevention and management of eating disorders.
PHNs are a key stakeholder in the community healthcare setting. Established by the Australian government in 2015 as local not-for-profit health organisations, PHNs have a mandate to ensure people receive the right care in the right place at the right time. Operating as service commissioners and system integrators, improving access to primary care services for patients and improving the coordination of care is a focus of their activity.
Building an effective and consistent system of care that addresses eating disorders requires a multidisciplinary and multi-agency response. Coordination and continued collaboration can support the best possible outcomes for those at risk of or experiencing an eating disorder.
NEDC is funded by the Australian Government to support PHNs in the following areas:
Building a system of care for eating disorders
Making eating disorders core business
Developing a capable health workforce
To find out more about NEDC's current projects and work alongside PHNs, please contact NEDC's Primary Health Project Manager, Louise Dougherty.
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