Healthy Homes and Neighbourhoods
A number of families living in our community experience many barriers to accessing health and social care. The problems that these families face are highly complex, often spanning over generations, and cannot be addressed by one agency alone. The Healthy Homes and Neighbourhoods (HHAN) Integrated Care Initiative attempts to connect services to address these barriers, and ensure families have their complex health and social needs met; keep themselves and their children safe; and keep families connected to society.
HHAN has multiple components to achieve its vision of an integrated service system that supports families and acknowledges the social determinants of health. These include:
- Whole-of-family care coordination to wrap care around enrolled families
- Place-based work in areas identified as “hot spots” of family disadvantage
- Patient Reported Outcome Measures
- General Practice linkage, engagement and support
- Multi-agency geospatial data mapping
- Sector-wide capacity building
- Collaboration and system reform
- Family health improvement
- Research and evaluation
HHAN is led by Sydney Local Health District and governed by a multi-agency steering committee, with representatives from health and social care services (government and non-government) that provide services to adults and/or children.
Program Manager, Healthy Homes and Neighbourhoods
Sydney Local Health District