Healthy people, healthy systems is a solid blueprint with a range of short, medium and long term recommendations on how to reorientate our healthcare system to focus on patient outcomes and value rather than throughput and vested interests. It maps out how to transform our healthcare system into a fit for purpose 21st century system that will meet the needs and expectations of Australians.

The first iteration was published in 2017 and in January 2021, AHHA published the refreshed Blueprint Healthy People, Healthy Systems: A blueprint for outcomes focused, value-based health care, which endeavours to reflect contemporary governance and funding arrangements.

The Blueprint has been developed through substantial consultation with, and input from, AHHA’s Board, broad membership and stakeholders across the hospital, primary and community health sectors—including clinicians, academics, policymakers, administrators and consumers.

Blueprint Case Studies—Funding

The Australian healthcare system needs to be appropriately funded in a sustainable and durable way, providing certainty for longer-term funding arrangements for the Commonwealth and the states and territories.