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Vision:

Healthy communities through excellence in integrated primary health care

Purpose:

Southern Adelaide-Fleurieu-Kangaroo Island (SAFKI) Medicare Local is one 61 new regional primary health care organisations established nationwide under the Australian Government’s National Health Reform.

We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation (company limited by guarantee) with a key role in planning and coordinating primary health care services that are better tailored to meet the needs of local communities.

SAFKI Medicare Local is responsible for improving primary health care services and identifying and addressing health care needs and service gaps across our region. We aim to work closely with all local health care providers to help to better connect the people in our communities with the healthcare services they need, when and where they need them.

Values:

we achieve through commitment, teamwork and partnerships
we value trust, respect, compassion and operating to the highest ethical standards
we strive for innovation and excellence
we are accountable to local communities for services that are effective, affordable and high quality.
Strategic plan:

The SAFKI Medicare Local Strategic Plan 2011-14 identifies seven key objectives that we will use to measure success:

Promoting and maintaining good health and wellbeing in our communities
Driving innovation in primary health care practice and service delivery with a particular focus on eHealth and workforce support and sustainability
Constructing an accessible, integrated health care system
Incorporating population health principles and practices into our business
Promoting the development of new knowledge and understanding the impact of our work through research and evaluation
Delivering on patient safety and clinical quality improvement in primary health care practice
Creating a dynamic organisation.