Delivering better health in Hedland, Western Australia

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

  • Connect all healthcare providers in Hedland 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 Hedland residents to empower them to take advantage of the benefits of digital health
  • Showcase Hedland as a model for building digital health Communities of Excellence that can be replicated across Australia


Who's involved

Communities of Excellence will be delivered and supported locally by the Hedland community. The initiative is being delivered in partnership with the following organisations:

  • Western Australia Primary Health Alliance
  • Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine
  • Allied Health Professions Australia
  • Western Australia Country Health Service
  • Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia
  • Good Things Foundation
  • Rural Health West

Chief Medical Advisor Meredith Makeham joins a forum with Hedland Physio Claire Sobolewski and pharmacist Lee Ross to discuss the use of digital health and the Hedland Communities of Excellence program

My Health Record connections

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

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

Hedland events

Find out about Community of Excellence events and webinars in Hedland here. 

Find out more

Primary healthcare providers: If you are a primary care healthcare provider (general practice, community pharmacy, private specialist practice, allied health, private pathology and diagnostic imaging or aged care) and are interested in finding out more about the Hedland Community of Excellence or about digital health technologies such as My Health Record, please contact [email protected]

Consumers: To find out more about the Hedland Communities of Excellence project, or to be involved, please contact your local Hedland support team at [email protected]

Hedland Health Campus: If you are a healthcare provider at Hedland Health Campus, please contact [email protected]

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