Exciting new health partnership announced


Netball SA has announced a new partnership with Country SA PHN (CSAPHN) that will greatly benefit grassroots netball in regional areas across the state.

CSAPHN is a Primary Health Network working to improve health outcomes for country South Australians.

Netball SA CEO Ben Scales said the partnership brings together two organisations with the mutual aim of improving health and wellbeing in South Australia’s rural and remote communities.

“Netball is at the heart of many South Australian rural communities,” he said.

“Not only does our sport provide physical exercise opportunities that improve the well-being of participants, it’s also the fabric of the community and brings people from all regions and walks of life together.

“CSAPHN is passionate about building strong and healthy communities and we are excited about working with them and passing on benefits from this partnership to our regional members.”

The new partnership will be on show for the first time this June long weekend at the annual Priceline Pharmacy Country Championships – Netball SA’s largest event for regional associations.

Across the weekend CSAPHN will have goodie bags to give away, as well as running a true and false quiz where participants have the chance to win tickets to Adelaide Thunderbirds home games.

CSAPHN Chief Executive, Kim Hosking, said CSAPHN is very excited about collaborating with Netball SA.

“Netball is such an important part of South Australian rural and remote communities. When we’re physically as well as emotionally, socially and mentally healthy we all contribute to the health and well-being of country South Australians,” he said.


Funded by the Federal Government, Primary Health Networks aim to bridge the gap in health inequity. Its primary objectives are to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of health services, particularly for those most at risk of poor outcomes and to improve coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care, at the right place, at the right time.

To achieve these objectives, CSAPHN contracts health services for country South Australians. CSAPHN works collaboratively with communities and health care providers to deliver services relevant to individual community need. These tailored community-based services are commissioned based on local knowledge and information sharing.

CSAPHN is also collaborating with the Digital Health Agency and the My Health Record – a secure on-line summary of your health information. My Health Record enables you to share your health information with doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers so that they can work together to provide the best health care for you and your family. You can control who sees your record and what goes into it. All Australians will receive a My Heath Record by the end of this year.