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Population health planning

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South Western Sydney PHN (SWSPHN) conduct detailed population health planning and develop strategies to improve health outcomes of people living in South Western Sydney. Using data and information we identify the unique health priorities of our region.  

By analysing and interpreting data, key topics, and variables collected from community and professionals, we identify community health needs and service gaps, then prioritise activity to address those needs. 

How we assess population health needs  

  • Regular advisory committee meetings  
  • Conduct large-scale community surveys  
  • Analyse primary health data  
  • Monitor State and National health data  
  • Consult with health professionals, service providers and community members using forums. 

For more information on population health planning and needs assessments:

Visit the Health of our region page to read the latest needs assessment and health reports.

Download the PHN Program Needs Assessment Policy Guide from the Department of Health website.

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