Primary care

In Australia, primary care initiatives typically focus on general practice and medical models. However, allied health professionals are an important part of the primary health care team and have essential roles in the prevention, early intervention and management of chronic disease.

AHPA strongly supports primary care reform and improved funding to better integrate allied health services in primary care settings and increase consumer access to best-practice care. AHPA currently holds positions on the Australian Government’s Primary Health Reform Steering Group and the Expert Steering Committee for Preventive Health Strategy.