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Rural Primary Health Services (RPHS) program
What it doesThe RPHS program funds a range of organisations such asstate health entities, local government, indigenous health services, Medicare Locals and other non-government organisations, to provide supplementary primary and allied health care services in rural and remote communities. The actual services delivered depend on the identified needs of the target communities.
The aim of the RPHS program is to improve the health and wellbeing of people in rural and remote Australia. The program works to provide and maintain access to supplementary allied health and primary care services, including mental health, social work, community nursing, Aboriginal health, family health, and community health education, promotion and prevention.
In 2010, the Australian Government commissioned a review of the administrative arrangements in the Health and Ageing portfolio. As a result of this review, the Government decided to implement a range of changes that will result in a more efficient portfolio with a more flexible approach to the funding of health and ageing priorities.
30 June 2013.