Working in Partnership is the key to making our community a healthier community. The Primary Care Partnerships have been in existence since 2000 and have worked across key areas that represent primary prevention, access to services and consumer participation with local partners.
The WPCP is committed to planning our strategic directions with our partners. Our vision. Mission and team principles and values guide the work that we do. WPCP with guidance from the requirements of DHHS, work within three domains.
- System Integration – which aims to improve access to services
- Prevention – which aligns directly with the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing plan, and
- Family Violence – which considers new policy directions and exisiting structures and initiatives
WPCP is committed to improving access to services for all people, with a goal to enhance equitable, timely and appropriate acess to integrated services. Healthy Literacy remains a huge body of work for the WPCP, with the continuation of the roll out of the Health Literacy Guide and online training modules being key priorities for our strategic direction. Other work in this space includes, Health Care that Counts, Aboriginal Eye Health, Food Security and supporting the work our partners are doing in this space.
WPCP is committed to ensuring that primary prevention and health promotion is an integral part of all health service provision. This involves:
- building the capacity of organisations, communities, and individuals to improve health and wellbeing in the community,
- working in a collaborative manner, and
- using a mix of interventions and capacity building strategies.
Prevention planning aligns with the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan and its outcomes framework. Wellington PCP is an integral partner in the facilitation of the Health Promotion and integrated Wellington Council Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan “Healthy Wellington”. Underpinned by a social model of health, these planning systems have a strong equity focus on primary prevention and the upstream social, economic and environmental determinants of health.
Our Goal is to enhance local place based approaches for community to access services and support staff. We are not involved in service provision and response. The key areas that we will work with our partners are:
- Gippsland Prevention of Men’s Violence Against Women
- Gippsland Family Violence Alliance
- MATE facilitation
- Practitioner Network
- Elder abuse
- General psychologists’ training
- CFA rural challenge
- LBGTIQ – support in the workplace
WPCP is committed to working an integrated community-based approach to the prevention and management of chronic disease. The WPCP team support our partners to focus on improving client outcomes through coordinated and collaborative care, having information available to the consumer in a manner that is understandable, Partnership Development.