News

PCP Future Directions Update

15.12.2017 News

On 23rd of November, at the final Victorian Primary Care Partnership Chairs and EOs Forum for 2017, DHHS A/Assistant Director of Primary and Community Health, Elise Davies provided an update to the group regarding PCP future directions. Summary of PCP future directions

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: December 2017

15.12.2017 News

The past month seems to have had a theme of meeting with and listening to leading academics on a range of relevant topics. Swinburne Business School presented to the IEPCP and partners on the development of SALUS – a web based digital tool that explores capacity to share explicit and tacit information in complex, multi-organisation […]

Inner East PCP: recruiting a Primary Prevention Coordinator

03.11.2017 News

The Inner East Primary Care Partnership is seeking a temporary Primary Prevention Coordinator, commencing December – Full time (or Part time considered) until 30 April or up to 30 June 2017 if considering part time. The role would have responsibility for supporting partnerships around priority health issues of Healthy Eating, Alcohol Harm Minimisation, Social Inclusion, […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: November 2017

02.11.2017 News

Regional planning October has been a busy time of finalising Strategic Planning processes. The Inner East PCP Strategic Plan 2017-2021 was endorsed by the Executive Committee on 26 October, and the Community and Women’s Health Integrated Health Promotion Strategic Plan 2017-2021 (bringing together Carrington Health, Access Health & Community, Link Health and Community, Women’s Health […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: October 2017

02.10.2017 News

Strategic Plan Partner Workshop The Inner East PCP convened a partner’s workshop to present the draft Inner East PCP Strategic Plan 2017-2021 to partners for feedback. With an excellent response, the workshop was attended by 30 partner representatives from across the Inner East, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services. The workshop, […]

Regional Consultations: Community Services Industry Planning

26.09.2017 News

Victoria has a mature and vibrant community and social services sector, with a proud history of supporting people experiencing poverty and disadvantage. However, the sector is entering a time of significant change driven by State and Commonwealth Government reforms, as well as social and economic factors. It is critical that planning for the industry is […]

Consultation: Changes to public health notification requirements for doctors and laboratories

26.09.2017 News

Medical practitioners and laboratories in a range of settings – including public and private hospitals, primary and community health, private practice and commercial pathology services – are required to notify specific cases of infectious disease and other medical conditions to the department. These notifications protect the health of Victorians as they allow the department to […]

Family Violence Consultations: A new information sharing scheme to improve victims’ safety and hold perpetrators to account

26.09.2017 News

A new information sharing scheme to improve victims’ safety and hold perpetrators to account received Royal Assent on 14 June 2017,  as part of The Family Violence Protection Amendment (Information Sharing) Act 2017 (the Act). It will allow a trusted circle of prescribed organisations to share information to assess and manage risks posed by a […]

Low Intensity Mental Health Program

14.09.2017 News

Please see information attached for a NEW Low Intensity Mental Health Program – Neami Steps to Wellbeing. This initiative is funded though Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network as part of their stepped care model for Mental Health. This program, delivered by Neami National, will be offering short-term wellbeing coaching to people who reside in the […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: September 2017

04.09.2017 News

Latest news at the IEPCP Last month we farewelled Sally Missing after three years at the helm and the Inner East PCP Executive appointed myself, Tracey Blythe, as Acting Executive Officer. A key task for me this month has been to develop the 2017-2021 IEPCP Strategic Plan – due to be finalised by the end […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: August 2017

01.08.2017 News

After just over three years in the role, I have decided that it is time to retire and embrace “the third age”.   We have just completed a three year strategic plan – started just after I arrived – and are currently embarking on developing a new plan. Developing a summary of the completed plan has […]

2017 Musculoskeletal Health Webinar Series

04.07.2017 News

2017 Musculoskeletal Health Webinar Series: Webinars 6-11 Date and Time: 7-8pm (AEST) on various dates between July – November 2017. Audience: Health professionals of various disciplines across the musculoskeletal health and other sectors. Purpose: To provide participants with clinically-meaningful skills and knowledge to deliver recommended care by focusing on issues relevant to the evidence-based treatment […]

Women’s Health East Vacancy

20.06.2017 News

Women’s Health East are looking for a project coordinator to fulfil the role funded by their successful Community Partnerships for Primary Prevention grant application. Further information is available from the WHE website  Position description Closing date for applications: July 17  

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: June 2017

08.06.2017 News

The Well The EMR PCPs are working hard to continue the development of The Well website – a collaborative venture between Outer and Inner East Primary Care Partnerships.  Recent work has included contracting of a new website developer and development of online links between the priorities “portals” on the site and the Victorian Government Outcomes Framework. […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: May 2017

02.05.2017 News

I’m sure you are all aware of the huge changes going on at DHHS and within the service sector, with many reforms planned or in train. In order to ensure PCPs continue to provide appropriate support to our member agencies, we have been re-thinking our role.  VicPCP – the coordinating body for all Primary Care […]

Family violence workforce census

18.04.2017 News

Victoria’s first family violence workforce census gives workers the opportunity to have a voice on the key issues affecting them and to shape the 10-year Family Violence Industry Plan

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: April 2017

10.04.2017 News

This week I was fortunate to be able to attend the World Congress on Public Health. The presentations from the keynote speakers were both sobering and inspiring. Some key messages from the morning’s presentations were about international trends and their impact on health – the increasing disparity between rich and poor, and a growing political […]

Opening Doors Community Leadership Program: Applications invited

10.04.2017 News

Alex Mills, Opening Doors Coordinator, is thrilled to report that applications for the 2017 Opening Doors Community Leadership Program are now open! This year Opening Doors celebrates 9 years of making a real difference in local communities. Alex would be delighted to hear from anyone who is interested in applying for the 2017 Program. Applications will […]

Housing, Homelessness and Mental Health Consultation

30.03.2017 Events, News

The Mental Health Commission is working to build a better understanding of the connections between housing, homelessness and mental health by a consultation process from 27 March to 24 April 2017. Consumers, carers, families and support people are invited to share housing and homelessness experiences in relation to mental health through this consultation. Have your […]

Victorian Carers Statement Survey

30.03.2017 Events, News

Victorian carers deserve to be acknowledged and recognised for the essential support they provide to others. The Victorian Government is working in partnership with Carers Victoria to develop a Carer Statement which will outline how we can best support and recognise carers. They want to hear from carers and organisations that support someone with a disability, […]

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