Rural Health West (RHW) in partnership with Western Australian Primary Healthcare Alliance (WAPHA), commissioned this study to examine the feasibility of options for the provision of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in the Great Southern and Wheatbelt regions of Western Australia (WA) with particular consideration of Katanning and surrounding communities.
The study included:
- Environmental scan and analysis of data to describe the population and health profile of the Indigenous population of the regions, overview of the regional health system and policy environment
- Extensive consultation with health service providers (public, private and not for profit), commissioners of services and community members across the regions
- Review of service activity data, MBS data, KPIs
- Analysis of funding sources
- Synthesis qualitative and quantitative data, identify and analyse key findings, and assessment of options.
Final report including analysis of all options, preferred option and recommendations for progressing option.