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"Upstream Health" - What's in a name?


Those with an upstream mindset are part of a movement. A movement with the objective of shifting the focus of health care upstream to tackle the root cause of the issues we face.

This movement has been around for some time, but it's now more important then ever that we support a shift in focus to preventative care, moving the spot light earlier in our patient and citizens journey through the system.

The story often told about upstream relates to a river:

A river is flowing with patients in it, struggling to get out and fast approaching a waterfall.

A man turns up and immediately jumps in. Swims to the waterfall edge and starts pulling people out. Despite all his effort people keep going over the edge.

A woman turns up and starts