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Healthy Communities

Healthy Communities reports provide comparable information on the performance of primary health care organisations across Australia.

The reports are consistent with the primary care indicators in the Performance and Accountability Framework and include reporting on a range of primary health care services at the local level. Results are compared with Medicare Local catchments with similar characteristics (where considerations permit), and for smaller geographic areas, such as statistical areas and postcodes. This lets people see, often for the first time, how their area compares across Australia.

Medicare Locals aim to improve the responsiveness, coordination and integration of local health services. They are intended to enable improvements in primary health care delivery and address local health care needs and service gaps.

Healthy Communities Reports


Healthy Communities: Australians' experiences with access to health care in 2011–12
Released: 20 June 2013

Healthy Communities: Immunisation rates for children in 2011-12
Released: 11 April 2013

This report shows the percentages of children who are fully immunised at three different ages, 1 year, 2 years and 5 years, and how these rates compare between local areas across Australia.

For information about the National Immunisation Program, visit the Immunise Australia website

Healthy Communities: Australians’ experiences with primary health care in 2010-11
Released: 7 March 2013

This is the National Health Performance Authority's first report on community-based health care services in the 61 Medicare Local areas across Australia. It looks at how Australians view their health and examines use and patient experiences with a range of GP-type services at the local level.

Page currency, Latest update: 11 April, 2013

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