Delivering better health to East Arnhem, Northern Territory

The Australian Digital Health Agency, in collaboration with delivery partners and stakeholders, will work with the East Arnhem community to:

  • Connect all healthcare providers in East Arnhem to the national My Health Record system and train them on how to use it and how it will benefit the community
  • Run a digital literacy program for East Arnhem residents to empower them to take advantage of the benefits of digital health
  • Showcase East Arnhem as a model for building digital health Communities of Excellence that can be replicated across Australia

East Arnhem was selected for the Communities of Excellence program based on a number of factors, including the distance and remoteness and the impact severe weather and other factors on patients’ access to health services, including those to treat and manage chronic disease.


Media release – East Arnhem announced as site for Digital Health Communities of Excellence Program

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National Indigenous Radio Service announces a new Community of Excellence in East Arnhem

Who's involved

The East Arnhem Communities of Excellence Program will be delivered through a partnership arrangement with: 

  • NT Department of Health 
  • Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) and the associated Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) 
  • Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NT PHN) and associated general practices 

My Health Record connections

A key focus is to connect East Arnhem healthcare providers to the national My Health Record system and help residents make the best use of the system. Read more.

Find out how people in Australia are already using My Health Record.


East Arnhem events

Events and webinar details to come. Stay tuned. 


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