WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) and My Community Directory staff covered more than 1,700 kilometres across the Goldfields region over four days, educating community members, local government and health service providers about My Community Directory, an online platform that helps people to find and connect with local services and organisations.
WA Primary Health Alliance Partnerships Advisor, Maya Cherian, said My Community Directory is a fantastic resource to help people explore local health, social and community services.
“It is so important to help people stay well in their community by connecting them to local services and support and linking them to the things that keep them physically and mentally well.
“My Community Directory enables consumers to advocate for their own health and wellbeing and as a result, their health literacy is improved.
“This trip highlighted that when local government authorities, service providers and consumers collaborate, real impact can be made,” she said.
“I have found My Community Directory to be an absolutely amazing resource! I’m training new staff in the region and being able to navigate local health services, especially when I have no knowledge of the area, has made my job 1000 times easier” – Health Professional Networks’ member
The recent roadshow in the Goldfields also encouraged two out of the five local government authorities in the region joined the My Community Directory platform.
Additionally, WAPHA and the Mental Health Commission have worked with My Community Directory to streamline information and ensure consumers have accurate and up to date information about the services available to them across the system, regardless of the funding source.
Find out more about My Community Directory.