Local solutions to local problems
Place-based work is a person-centered, bottom-up approach used to meet the unique needs of people in a given location by working together to use the best available resources to gain local knowledge and insight. By working collaboratively with the people who live and work locally, it aims to build a picture of the system from a local perspective. Ideally, a place-based approach is led and owned by local people and generates and sustains positive outcomes by building on local strengths (such as existing community activity and networks) and fostering peer supports, social capital, community resilience and social cohesion. Essentially it seeks to improve the social, cultural, economic and/or physical environment, in order to improve overall health and reduce the differences in health amongst the local community.
Central Vic PCP has developed and submitted to DHHS the following three case studies: