SANFL has united with Country SA Primary Health Network to provide positive health outcomes for country South Australians.
Funded by the Federal Government, Primary Health Networks (PHN) aim to bridge the gap in health equity.
Their primary objectives are to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of health services, particularly for those most at risk of poor outcomes and to improve coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care, at the right place, at the right time.
To achieve these objectives, CSAPHN contracts health services in South Australian regional and remote communities. These tailored community-based services are commissioned by local knowledge and information sharing.
And that’s exactly where SANFL will lend its support to spread such an important message to those in rural and remote communities through the common theme of Australian Football.
This partnership brings mutually positive messages of health and well-being together. Australian Football is at the heart of South Australian rural communities.
Not only does footy provide physical exercise and player well-being, it’s the life blood of the community – bringing people from all regions and walks of life together in a common pursuit. Whether as a player, a parent, an umpire, a coach or a volunteer turning snags at the sausage sizzle – Saturdays are a time for country communities to come together and forge lifelong friendships.
One of these initiatives is the introduction of My Health Record – a secure online summary of your health information. You can choose to share your health information with doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers. All Australians will receive a My Health Record by the end of this year. This record allows your General Practitioner and all other health service providers you may see to work together to provide the best results for you. You can control who sees your record and what goes into it.
SANFL looks forward to a rich and rewarding relationship with CSAPHN as it works together to keep South Australian rural communities happy and healthy in 2018 and beyond.
CHIEF SANFL WRITER