Submission Forms & Resources

NCPHN welcomes submissions from:

  • GPs and general practices
  • Allied health professionals/organisations
  • Local Health Districts
  • Community health professionals/organisations
  • Aged care health professionals/organisations
  • Mental health professionals/organisations
  • Aboriginal health workers /Aboriginal Medical Services
  • Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
  • Police and Ambulance services
  • Universities and TAFE
  • Northern Rivers Alliance
  • Parliamentarians
  • Community support groups.

Submission forms should be returned to with the headline Primary Health Care Excellence Award Submission 2018.


Primary Health Care Excellence Awards 2018 Submission Form (Word Doc)


Note: To type directly into the Submission Form, open with Adobe Reader by selecting ‘Other’.  


A judging panel of experts from the sector will assess the nominations according to the criteria in each award category. This year’s categories are:

Category 1 – Integration and Partnership 

This category is for services who work together for better health and wellbeing in North Coast communities.

Working together allows us to better respond to the needs of the community. Good partnerships improve people’s care and health outcomes. They also help the health system cope with increasing demand. Submissions can be made on behalf of several partners.

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Category 2 – Innovation and Creative Change

This category is for teams and services working in new or creative ways for better health and wellbeing in our community.

Delivering high quality, linked-up and person-centred health care requires fresh approaches. Innovation requires being open to and testing new ideas. Submissions can be from individual teams or on behalf of partnerships.

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Category 3 – Improving Health Care Access and/or Reducing Health Inequity 

This category is for programs targeting social and economic disadvantage or health inequities.

The North Coast has a fast growing and ageing population. We also have high disadvantage and high Aboriginal representation. Effective health care responds to the needs of the community for greater access and better health and wellbeing. Change and improvement usually takes time. Some projects may not yet be able to show improved health outcomes. In this case, evidence of a plan, data collection and analysis of the issues will be enough for submission of a project.

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Category 4 – Promoting Self-Care and Healthy Living 

This category is for projects that encourage people to take ownership of their health and wellbeing.

Promoting good health and the prevention of disease is vital for primary health care. Projects that target health literacy, healthy lifestyles, reduce hospital admissions and reduce chronic disease fit in this category.

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(Projects or programs can only be submitted in one category)

Judges will select two finalists in each award category as well as one Community Choice Award finalist from each category. Chance plays no part in determining finalists and award recipients, who will be selected on merit. Each criteria counts for 10 points in judging, with a total of 100 points.

Determining appropriateness according to the criteria is at the discretion of the judges, whose decision is final.

The Easy Guide aims to provide practical advice, step-by-step clarification, and tips concerning the process for submitting award projects. DOWNLOAD THE EASY GUIDE NOW

This video includes hints and tips on how to put together a quality awards submission that will be truly competitive in the awards program and category you wish to enter.

Tick off this checklist to ensure your Excellence Awards submission is complete.  



Remember, applicants are encouraged to use supporting data such as charts, tables, graphs and photographs, which can be included in the submission itself to illustrate key points. If including as attachments, supporting documents are restricted to four attachments and 5MB in total. Attachments must be in .pdf, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlxs,.jpg, .jpeg, or .png format


To ensure your project the best chance at receiving recognition, North Coast Primary Health Network recommends you download all resources before submitting.