The Moranbah Community Health Partnership is a group comprising local people involved in the provision of primary health care to the town. The group was established as a result of a study undertaken by Health Workforce Queensland and funded by BMA and Anglo American. This study looked into factors affecting the sustainability of primary care medical services in Moranbah and included of recommendations including better networking and coordination of local services.
The Moranbah Community Health Partnership meets on a regular basis and draws representatives from across the medical and allied health sector, both private and public. It is closely aligned and supported by Northern Australia Primary Health Ltd.
Some of the group’s activities to date include the management of donated accommodation from the local Civeo Camp for visiting health professionals, coordinating local health networking events, supporting visiting medical students and identifying opportunities to carry out community based health promotion events.
The Community Health Partnership aims to support local health services and identify ways to attract and retain health and medical services in Moranbah.