Primary Care Partnerships (PCPs) are health services, community services and local government working together for improved community health and wellbeing. There are 28 PCPs state-wide, funded by the state government since 2001 to improve access to services and continuity of care for people through improved service coordination, integrated health promotion, and partnership development.
The Central Victorian PCP is supported by a small staff working across the domains of partnership, prevention and early intervention and integrated care. Our work can only progress through strong partnerships. Relationships are dynamic and therefore partnership development, maintenance and strengthening are integral to our work. We work at a system level to facilitate service system improvement; we do not provide consumer services.
Although our desire is to improve the health and wellbeing of all community members, our capacity necessitates that we focus on vulnerable populations, with complex problems and with issues that are the priorities of our partner groups. That said, supporting organisations in partnership and strengthening their service system will benefit our communities more widely.
We have put this short animation together to help explain the important work of the PCPs – the who, what, why and how
Making the Invisible Visible
Seven rural PCPs commissioned an independent review (Making the Invisible Visible) to advocate rural PCP governance groups’ vision of a future partnership model that is supportive of a place-based approach to deliver Victorian health priorities. The original audience of this review was DHHS to ensure the views of partner organisations inform decisions about the future of the PCP platform.
Making the Invisible Visible has been adapted for publication and all commentary in relation to commissioning and funding bodies have been removed.
Victorian Primary Care Partnership
- Established by the Victorian Government, CVPCP is one of 28 primary care partnerships throughout Victoria.
- There are over 850 PCP partner organisations
- The 28 PCPs come together as a statewide platform to build capacity, share skills and experience and coordinate collective advocacy
- Exemplar Primary Care Partnership Initiatives
- Click on the infographic (below) that summarises finding from the 2018 review of PCPs in Victoria’