Primary Care Partnerships (PCP) planning must align with the State Department of Health’s PCP Program Logic and the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2011-15 and Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plans 2013-17 of their shires and address evidence based health and wellbeing for communities.
The Central Victorian Primary Care Partnership’s (CVPCP) planning process is evidence based. We have used our community health and wellbeing profile and other sources of population based data; consultation and involvement with our shire forums and discussions with our partners and other key agencies to define our priority populations and issues. We know that the population profile will change with a disproportionate increase in the elderly across all shires. We know that for longer-term impact we must focus on the early years – children, young people and their families and we understand that we must work within a social model of health and wellbeing – otherwise we are supporting siloed approaches and band aid strategies. There is a wider environment of reform and change that we must be able to understand and respond to, so we can support our partners to identify and act on opportunities for collaboration and mutual benefit and to remain sustainable.