Primary Health Matters Issue 6

The latest issue of Tasmania’s primary health magazine, Primary Health Matters, is now available online here.

This magazine is produced by Primary Health Tasmania and aims to show how innovation in primary health and social care is making a difference and contributing to healthy Tasmanians, healthy communities, and a healthy system. It focuses on the work of Primary Health Tasmania’s member and partner organisations, as well as our own activities.

In this issue:

Chronic conditions: Diabetes

  • Smart programs for healthy living

After hours care

  • Huon Valley practice offers after hours access
  • Telehealth: The new frontier in mental health
  • Mobilising health care for vulnerable Tasmanians


  • Lewis given a new lease on life
  • Dementia in Tasmania


  • Labour of love for young carer

New ways of working

  • Integrating pharmacists into general practice

Health literacy

  • Dropping the jargon for better health outcomes

Community in profile

  • Flinders and the Furneaux Group of islands

Members in profile

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Heart Foundation

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