Allied health professionals provide a broad range of services across the aged care, mental health, disability and health sectors to improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities. Therefore, they are an important partner in achieving SNHN’s vision.

With over 2,000 allied health professionals in the SNHN region, this Allied Health Engagement Strategy reflects recognition of their important role in driving, supporting, and strengthening primary health care in the region. Broad consultation with allied health professionals in the region and peak bodies was undertaken in developing this strategy. Through this process it was identified that engagement needed to first focus on embedding mechanisms for routine engagement with allied health and their inclusion in decision-making processes.