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Partnerships in rural health project



The Partnerships in rural health project was funded by the Department of Health and Ageing through the Rural private access program and the Western Australian Country Health Service. The aim of the project was to develop a strategic plan to identify appropriate public or private partnership models to ensure the long-term viability of privately insurable services in rural Western Australia. The project focused on allied health services in the north west of WA. The implementation of these provision models in rural and remote WA offered the opportunity to:

Five models were developed and evaluated to illustrate potential partnerships between public and private sectors. A successful pilot service was also introduced to investigate the feasibility of a public private partnership in far north west WA. A need was also identified for a resource to assist allied health professionals in setting up a private practice in a rural or remote area. This led to the development of the resource: How to become an allied health private practitioner in rural WA.

Abstract adapted from Western Australian Country Health Service


Western Australian Country Health Service
189 Wellington Street
Perth WA 6000
PO Box 6680
East Perth Business Centre WA 6892
Ph: (08) 9223 8500
Ph: 1800 629 028 (Toll free)
Fax: (08) 9223 8599

Evaluated publications

McDonald A, Cassidy M (2006)

Partnerships in Rural Health project.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service


Last updated: 17 December 2015
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