Population health role of the Divisions of General Practice Network
Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment
Howard, Sara Louise
Moretti, Cecilia Marguerite
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Divisions of General Practice provide services and support to general practices to achieve health outcomes for the community within defined catchment areas. Divisions can achieve systemic improvements in local primary care that cannot be achieved by individual general practitioners working alone. Today the Divisions Network, which is funded largely by the Australian Government, consists of 111 Divisions of General Practice (divisions), six state-based organisations (SBOs), two hybrid SBO-divisions (in the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory) and the Australian General Practice Network. With its national coverage, the network has a workforce of more than 3000 staff members with clinical, health science, public health and management skills, adding substantial infrastructure to primary care.