The Hume Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership Strategic Plan 2013-2017 outlines current and future interorganisational collaboration efforts to improve locally based primary health care in the Cities of Hume and Whittlesea. It sets out key priority areas that will be the foundation for the partnership between service providers, clinicians and the community.
A wide range of individuals and agencies across the catchment contributed to the development of the Strategic Plan through participation at planning forums Key priorities under the Strategic Plan include a number of significant initiatives that are key directions for the next four years.
Download a copy of the Hume Whittlesea PCP Strategic Plan 2013 - 2018
The five Strategic Priority areas are:
- Priority 1 - Integrated Design & Delivery: Creating integrated catchment based primary healthcare that provide the right service in the right place in a timely manner.
- Priority 2 - Responsiveness and Effectiveness: Identify service system gaps and work with member organisations agencies to develop a set of primary services more capable of impacting on identified current stress points and strategically ensure services are best placed to meet future growth demands.
- Priority 3 - Collaboration, Evidence and Innovation: Model the development of new and shared innovative primary health and wellbeing infrastructure and service delivery models in the catchment.
- Priority 4 - Consumer Involvement: Identify and support meaningful opportunities for consumers to both partner with local organisations in the management of their care and participate in local service design and delivery discussions.
- Priority 5 - Prevention in Practice: Identify both the need for planned increased collaboration across the primary prevention system and the value of integrated health promotion in meeting the demands of the social and environmental determinants of health as a cause of health inequity in the catchment.