The MyHealthyCommunities website is closing on 30 June 2019

Don’t worry – you can still find the latest information about your local area on the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW)External link, opens in a new window.[https://aihw.gov.au] website, along with many more reports and data on a range of health and welfare topics.

Visit the Healthy community indicatorsExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports-data/indicators/healthy-community-indicators] page to use the new interactive tool to explore health topics including health risk factors, cancer, expenditure, and different population groups in your Primary Health Network (PHN) area.

In some cases, the way you find information has changed. If you need help finding anything, please contactExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://www.aihw.gov.au/contact-us] the AIHW.

Once the MyHealthyCommunities website closes, you will be able to access an archived version through TroveExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://trove.nla.gov.au/], the National Library of Australia’sExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://www.nla.gov.au/] web archive. Please note the interactive content will not work in the archived version.

Healthy Communities: Australians' experiences with primary health care in 2010–11 - Technical Supplement - About the Authority

Healthy Communities: Australians' experiences with primary health care in 2010–11

About the Authority

The National Health Performance Authority has been set up as an independent agency under the National Health Reform Act 2011. It commenced full operations in 2012.

Under the terms of the Act, the Authority will monitor, and report on, the performance of Local Hospital Networks, public and private hospitals, primary health care organisations and other bodies that provide health care services.

The Authority’s reports will give all Australians access to timely and impartial information that fairly compares their local health care organisations against their peers.

The reports will let people see, for the first time, how their local health care organisations measure up against comparable organisations across Australia.

The Authority’s activities are guided by a document called the Performance and Accountability Framework agreed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). The framework contains 48 indicators that will form the basis for the Authority’s performance reports.

The Authority’s role includes reporting on the performance of health care organisations against the 48 measures in order to identify both high-performing Local Hospital Networks, Medicare Locals and hospitals (so effective practices can be shared), and Local Hospital Networks and Medicare Locals that perform poorly (so that steps can be taken to address problems).

The Authority releases reports on a quarterly basis, and also publishes performance data on the MyHospitals website and on www.nhpa.gov.auExternal link, opens in a new window.[http://www.aihw.gov.au/reports-statistics/health-welfare-overview/health-care-quality-performance/health-performance-overview]

The Authority consists of a Chairman, a Deputy Chairman and five other members, appointed for up to five years. Members of the Authority are:

  • Ms Patricia Faulkner AO (Chairman)
  • Mr John Walsh AM (Deputy Chairman)
  • Dr David Filby PSM
  • Prof Michael Reid
  • Prof Bryant Stokes AM RFD
  • Prof Paul Torzillo AM
  • Prof Claire Jackson (acting member).

The conclusions in this report are those of the Authority. No official endorsement from any Minister, department of health or health care organisation is intended or should be inferred.