A key role of North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN) is to identify health needs and service gaps and, based on this evidence, prioritise activity to address those needs.

The 2019-2022 NCPHN Needs Assessment reports built on previous needs assessments and have identified a range of health and health system issues to be addressed. We examined health and health system needs through a triangulation of improved health statistics and service data.

In addition to publicly available national and state data, the reports include findings from SpeakUp, the 2018 local health needs assessment community survey that was held in June 2018 and completed by 3,372 North Coast locals from Port Macquarie to Tweed Heads.

Based on information presented in the reports, NCPHN will be soon launching the 2019 fact sheet series, in which health data is presented in a concise and visual way organised by LGAs and over 10 health or priority group topics. To stay up to date with new fact sheet announcements, subscribe to one of NCPHN’s newsletters here.

For more detailed summaries of the findings of the 2018 NCPHN Speak Up Community Survey please take a look at the videos and presentations found here.

Download NCPHN 2018 Needs Assessment Reports:

NCPHN fact sheets 2016
2016 Needs Assessment fact sheets:
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NCPHN Needs Assessment Report 2018 - General Population
General Population
NCPHN Needs Assessment Report 2018 - Mental Health
Primary Mental Health
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

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