Inner East Primary Care Partnership focus is on primary prevention and population health. We work with State and local and governments, community health services, and other key health organisations to identify needs and to develop policies and practices to address health priorities in the Inner East. We support an integrated, collaborative partnership approach by bringing organisations and service agencies together with relevant key stakeholders to create a greater impact than can be achieved by those agencies working alone.
We work to support our partners by providing leadership, advocacy, an understanding of best practice approaches to prevention and evaluation, and building capacity to work across our key health priority areas.
In 2014, the Inner East PCP contracted the McCaughey Centre to conduct a content review of the health and wellbeing plans of core partner agencies including the four council and community health services in the catchment, and Women’s Health East. The review was designed to identify the main prevention priority areas with synergies across the agencies, in order to support the PCP in identifying key areas of action.
The findings of the McCaughey report were considered along with our knowledge of other key regional priority areas which required PCP support and identified the following priority areas of action for the 2014 – 2017 Strategic Plan:
- Together for Equality and Respect: A regional strategy for the prevention of violence against women.
- Food Access/Security: Working to adapt the food environment to support access to fresh and nutritious food.
- Alcohol Misuse: Establishing a common and consistent agenda to reduce harms related to alcohol in the Eastern Metropolitan Region.
- Planning for Preventative Health: Identifying opportunities for improved collaboration in the development of prevention plans.