To be part of these awards, we are asking individuals or organisations who have delivered one of the six priority areas to tell us their story.

The 2021 Gippsland Primary Health Award categories are:

Gippsland Primary Health Awards categories

The 2021 Gippsland Primary Health Awards theme is BETTER Gippsland. The award categories are:

1 BETTER Access to health services

This award will focus on initiatives that promote access to primary healthcare and ensure communities know about the services and can safely access them.

2 BETTER Support for diverse communities

This award recognises programs that acknowledge the health challenges of vulnerable communities and groups and demonstrates creative ways of engaging with these communities.

3 BETTER Partnerships

This award recognises the achievements of coordinated care models that are effective and efficient and demonstrates a commitment to collaboration with primary health services, community services and/or community groups responding to a community need.

4 BETTER Deadly health

The Indigenous health award category recognises a commitment and contribution to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and has demonstrated cultural responsiveness in the delivery of primary health services/programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

5 BETTER Prevention

The Prevention award is presented in partnership with the Victorian Government Department of Health. The purpose of this category is to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the health promotion and preventative work that impacts on the health and wellbeing of communities across Gippsland. It is expected that prevention initiatives would be developed and delivered at scale and impact on the health and wellbeing of large numbers of the population in the places where they live, work, learn and play as part of their daily activities.

6 BETTER Primary care research

The Primary care research award recognises a local primary care researcher or primary care organisation who has demonstrated commitment to translating primary care research into practice for better health of people in Gippsland.

Evaluation criteria

The evaluation panels role is to assess the entries according to the following broad criteria. Some categories have individualised criteria questions that fall under the broader criteria topic.

1. Description and suitability

What is the primary health service/program? Does it provide services to the Gippsland community?

2. Responding to local needs

How does the service/program respond to local needs? Is there evidence of need for the primary health service/program? Does it demonstrate innovation?

3. Clear objectives, impacts and outcomes

What were the specific results and outcomes from the primary health service/program?

4. Collaboration

Is there active and ongoing consumer and carer involvement? Does the primary health service/program enable equitable access and engagement, particularly with vulnerable groups? Is there evidence of collaboration and integration with other services?

5. Sustainability

Is the primary health service/program sustainable? Is there potential for expansion?

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Nominations are now open soon and close 30 September 2021.

Finalists will be announced on 8 October with all winners announced at the 2021 Gippsland PHN AGM on 17 November 2021

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