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Supporting the allied health workforce with Allied Health Development Grants

April 28, 2023

In response to the significant demand for services being experienced by local health professionals due to workforce shortages and the unsustainable patient volumes, the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN are providing a capped number of Development Grants for eligible Allied Health Providers. These grants are being provided to assist health professionals to build workforce capacity within the primary health care sector to:

  • Improve health outcomes for community members, particularly in regional and remote areas.
  • Enhance sustainability of the allied health workforce.
  • Provide opportunities for collaboration between health professionals involved in patient care.
  • Support alternative models of service delivery.

Allied health providers are invited to apply for one of the following grants:

  • 4x $20,000
  • 5x $10,000
  • 10x $5,000
  • 8x $2,500

Activities implemented through the grant must be in the Darling Downs or West Moreton PHN region, with activities carried out in one or more of the following LGAs: Banana Shire, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Somerset, South Burnett, Southern Downs, Springfield, Toowoomba, Western Downs, Goondiwindi.

These grants were implemented in response to some of the key challenges faced by the allied health sector, including a shortage of new graduates, retention issues - particularly in rural settings, the impacts of NDIS on workforce and demands, and a lack of networking and professional development opportunities.

This grant will be provided as one-off funding, with funds allocated prior to 30 June 2023. Activities must be completed prior to 31 December 2023.

Applications close at 5:00pm on Tuesday, 2 May 2023.

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