Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

PHRN Strategic Plan

Following an independent review of the PHRN in 2014 which highlighted the importance of a strategic vision for data linkage in Australia, the PHRN undertook a strategic planning process in 2015-16.

The strategic planning process allowed stakeholders the opportunity to raise issues, discuss their ideas and put forward a point of view e.g. via online surveys, submissions, interviews and group feedback sessions. The planning process was an iterative process where the PHRN Board's preliminary views around the vision, mission, roles and future direction were tested with PHRN opinion leaders, then progressively validated through broader stakeholder engagement.

The PHRN Strategic Plan 2017-2026 was endorsed by the PHRN Board on 17 June 2016.


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PHRN is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and has taken steps to mitigate the risk of transmission to our staff. In line with advice on social distancing, all staff at PHRN program office have moved to work from home. Staff are currently all working in line with our usual work patterns and our landline numbers are being diverted to staff at home, so will either be answered, or it will be possible to leave a voicemail. Please bear with us as we move to this new way of working. We will be participating in any meetings we need to attend remotely via Zoom. We are reviewing our work plans in light of the current situation and will make changes as required to ensure we are serving our network, researchers and community in this changing situation.

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WA Department of Health is seeking to establish a contract for the provision of an expert resource which will provide consultation to the Department of Health and the Department of Jobs, Tourism and Industry on a joint initiative. The ‘Strategic Linkage Advisor’, will provide strategic linkage advice, research, analysis, stakeholder management and inter-governmental coordination on matters relating to data linkage.