Strategic Plan

Inner East Primary Care Partnership has four main objectives for 2014 – 2017

1. To facilitate a connected, efficient, robust and accessible primary health care and community service system.

That is a system where there are/is:

  • Equitable access to services
  • No wrong door and where any door subsequently connects to range of organisations required
  • Strong clear connections between clients and services, services with services and health and social conditions and services (pathways)
  • More engagement between services, more partnerships to address clients’ variety of needs

2. To facilitate a better consumer-driven and consumer-centred system

That is system(s) where:

  • Services engage consumers, carers and communities and are influenced by their needs and cultures
  • Services offer good quality experiences to consumers that satisfy their needs
  • Services are more attractive/responsive to consumers/community, especially vulnerable populations
  • Consumers, carers and community are more health-literate in regard to their own and the population’s care, taking preventive actions, and understanding the health care system

3. To foster / facilitate a stronger prevention / health promotion focus within system and beyond

That is a system where:

  • There is strong focus on preventing ill-health and addressing social determinants of health
  • Agencies are well-connected to ensure more effective action
  • Agencies’ actions are integrated where reasonable 

4. Strengthen the capacity of the Primary Care Partnership (PCP):

That is:

  • Be more strategic in work undertaken
  • Be very focussed about which roles are, and are not, undertaken by the PCP
  • Be more project-focussed with clearer endpoints that meet member/organisational needs
  • Build staff stability and profile of experience and skills to undertake the above roles
  • Develop measurable outcomes
  • Build the value of PCP membership among the sector and increase relevant membership build partnerships with capacity builders in other sector.

Sub-objectives and strategies

Associated with these strategic directions are a set of sub-objectives and strategies as follows.

1. To facilitate a connected, efficient, robust and accessible primary health care and community service system 2. To facilitate a better consumer-driven and consumer-centred system. 3. To foster and facilitate a stronger prevention and health promotion focus within the system and beyond.
A. Clearing house (Collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination) Share knowledge, resources, evidence, good practice about primary health care, the community sector, service coordination and partnership approaches. Share knowledge, resources, evidence, good practice about consumer and carer participation and engagement and consumer-centred care. Share knowledge, resources, evidence, good practice about health promotion, preventive approaches and tackle social determinants of health.Develop or foster specific resources around priority projects.
B. Link organisations with similar needs/goals and assist to facilitate partnerships / collaboration Build understanding of how the primary health care and community service systems work and interact.Identify common primary health care and community service system issues and facilitate and support the development of partnerships to address these. Identify common consumer, carer and community participation and consumer-centred care issues to facilitate organisational partnerships and collaborative approaches around these.Build relationships with consumer and carer organisations. Identify common preventive and population health goals between organisations and facilitate partnerships and collaborative approaches around these.
C. Build capacity Build capacity of the sector around system improvement, including how to develop well integrated, coordinated and competitive services. Promote and foster consumer participation, consumer-centred care and health literacy, including provision of training. Build the capacity of the sector around key preventive and health promotion issues and strategies.

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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.