The Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network is looking for health stories, in a bid to focus more support on the community health needs.
The plan is to hear thoughts from Griffith, Hay and Carrathool residents on how the current health system could improve and work to focus more on the direct issues facing residents of the area.
The MPHN is particularly focused on understanding what members of the community think is particularly important in health, and where those needs might not be being met.
Acting CEO of the MPHN Julie Redway said that the data can only go so far and that this is an attempt to find any blind spots that it may have missed.
"We already know what data is telling us about the health needs of the Murrumbidgee and it's important for us to know and understand from locals what people are actually experiencing."
Alison Koschel, Senior Manager of Population Health Planning and Data at MPHN said that previous trials in local areas had been fruitful, and was keen to update the health profile of the region.
"HNA Community Feedback is a great opportunity for the people of living in the communities of Griffith, Carrathool and Hay Local Government Areas to share their thoughts and views on how we can reduce these risk factors and improve the health of everyone in the community..."
Previous attempts to profile local government areas have shown areas of improvement, with the 2018 assessment of Griffith showing a high incidence of prostate cancer, and a significant risk of obesity amongst the adult population.
The Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network is strongly encouraging anyone with stories or feedback on the current health system to submit them online through the end of April.
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