PEOPLE-CENTRED HEALTH SERVICES
The World Health Organization's Framework for Integrated People-Centred Health Services aims to improve access to appropriate health care for diadvantaged communities around the world.
INTEGRATED PEOPLE CENTRED HEALTH SERVICES
The World Health Organisation Framework presents a compelling vision of a future in which all people have access to health services that are provided in a way that are coordinated around their needs, respects their preferences, and are safe, effective, timely, affordable, and of acceptable quality. The Foundation is spearheading the design and development of integrated people-centred health services in disadvantaged communities in Australia to address the impact of social determinants and lack of access to preventative and
THE HUB APPROACH
Up to 80 percent of our health is determined by our social, economic and environmental context. Research shows that more than 95 percent of the excess hours worked by GPs is because they need to provide or coordinate access to social and human services that to address the causes of poor health. For example, contacting the local housing officer to get a leak in the roof fixed to reduce the risk of asthma or contacting a Women's Refuge for a patient fleeing violence. Co-locating primary health, human and community services in a one-stop-shop improves community access, enhances life outcomes, reduces costs. In rural and remote towns co-location can provide health services with additional revenue that helps to address the underfunding of health services in these communities.