Planning for preventative health

Population Health Planning in Melbourne’s Inner East

Taking the view that “Together we do better”, Inner East Primary Care Partnership has worked with our partners and Kelleher Consulting to develop a Collaborative Planning Framework. The work has been undertaken to identify opportunities for improved collaboration in the development of prevention plans across the inner east of Melbourne.

The Inner East PCP supports partner agencies to collectively identify and act on the most significant issues affecting the health and wellbeing of our community or particular groups within the community.

The aim of this work is to:

  • Demonstrate good practice in planning and the consistent integration of contemporary theory. Support collaborative planning.
  • Identify key indicators for health and wellbeing and link these to evaluation strategies
  • Facilitate collective identification of areas for joint work to enhance collective impact
  • Standardise planning and evaluation processes
  • Strengthen common understanding of local issues
  • Articulate the partnership opportunities arising from joint planning.

Victorian Prevention Policy

Our work in prevention and population health is guided by the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2015-2019. This plan sets out the Victorian government’s priorities and vision to improve the health and wellbeing of Victorians. It articulates the government’s vision for a Victoria free of the avoidable burden of disease and injury, so that all Victorians can enjoy the highest attainable standards of health, wellbeing, and participation at every age.

The Victorian plan focuses on encouraging healthy living from the early years and throughout life.

The health and wellbeing priorities for 2015-19 are:

  • healthier eating and active living
  • tobacco-free living
  • reducing harmful alcohol and drug use
  • improving mental health
  • preventing violence and injury
  • improving sexual and reproductive health.

Resources:

Title Info Files
DHHS Advice for Public health and Wellbeing Planning: 2017-2021
By:

This document will assist councils and funded prevention and health promotion organisations with health and wellbeing planning and implementation for the 2017-21 cycle. It outlines Victorian policy directions, supplements the Guide to municipal public health and wellbeing planning for councils, and provides information on the requirements and expectations of funded prevention and health promotion organisations. This shared advice for councils and funded agencies emphasises the importance of collaboration to improve the health and wellbeing of local populations.

Date: 12/05/2017

Type: Document

Delivering place-based primary prevention in Victorian communities
By: Victorian Government

This paper is intended to provide a starting point for conversations around how Victoria can best deliver place-based primary prevention to improve health outcomes in local communities. It is anticipated that it will be used as an accompaniment to face-to-face meetings to help set the scene and structure discussions with stakeholders across Victoria’s prevention and population health sector.

Date: 03/04/2017

Type: Document

Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Outcomes Framework Data Dictionary
By: Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services

Over 30 data sources are identified to monitor health and wellbeing outcomes for all Victorians and to assess inequalities for specific populations and locations.

 

Date: 07/03/2017

Type: Report

Core Indicator Set for Inner East Catchment Planning
By: Inner East Primary Care Partnership

Core indicators for integrated planning in local government, community health and women’s health in the Inner East.

Date: 02/02/2017

Type: Resource

VicHealth Indicators 2015 Report
By: VicHealth

Report from the VicHealth community wellbeing survey

Date: 20/01/2017

Type: Report

Collaborative Planning Framework for Health & Wellbeing 2016
By: Inner East Primary Care Partnership

A guide to integrated planning in local government, community health and women’s health in Melbourne’s Inner East.

Date: 19/12/2016

Type: Document

Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2015-2019
By: Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services

The Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2015-2019 outlines the government’s key priorities over those four years to improve the health and wellbeing of Victorians.

Date: 19/12/2016

Type: Report

Victorian Population Health Survey 2014 Snapshot by LGA
By: Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Health and Human Services table of modifiable risk factors contributing to chronic disease in Victoria snapshot by LGA and region.

Date: 22/11/2016

Type: Document

Victorian Population Health Survey 2014
By: Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Health and Human Services reports from the 2014 Victorian Population Health Survey.

Date: 22/11/2016

Type: Document

Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Outcomes Framework
By: Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services

The Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services approach to monitoring and reporting progress in our collective efforts to achieve better health and wellbeing.

Date: 11/11/2016

Type: Resource

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.