About the Network

In September 2015, the Federal government announced the offer of an additional 12,000 humanitarian places for people displaced by the conflict in Syria & Iraq. In response to this announcement local health and social support services across the outer northern growth corridor of Melbourne formed the Outer Northern Refugee Health Network (ONRHN) under the auspice of the Hume Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership (HWPCP).

The ONRHN acts as a catchment based platform, with over thirty organisations formally registered as members and providers of health and social supports to refugees and asylum seekers in the outer north.

The aim of the network is to guide local system improvements in order to support the complex needs of arriving people from refugee backgrounds. Through adopting a strong focus on integrated reform across multiple service sectors, the networks guiding Terms of Reference assure accountably, integration and innovation in the shaping of future refugee service development activities.

The HWPCP invites other organisations who play a key role in both the co-design and delivery of timely and quality refugee focused support services to join the ONRHN. Together we can be part of a strong and solution-focused collaborative that aims to support the complex needs of arriving refugees in the outer northern interface corridor of Melbourne.

Benefits of joining the network:

  • Develop strong local partnership
  • Share and understand data and information on refugee and asylum seeker
  • Contribute to and be updated about national and statewide reforms on refugee and asylum seekers service delivery

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