From the Executive Officer’s Desk: June 2020

03.06.2020 News

Dear Partners, Rolling into June and towards three months working from home, our health and community sector partners have firmed up their transitioning responses to restrictions, and are looking forward to the recovery phase. I have been keenly interested to capture the significant and innovative changes, hear about what may continue as adopted practice, and […]

PopUp Calendar June 2020

27.05.2020 News


From the Executive Officer’s Desk: May 2020

08.05.2020 News

Dear Partners, As we head toward our eighth week of working from home I’m reflecting on the incredible agility of health and community sector organisations to respond with speed to the pandemic prevention requirements of our State and Federal governments. Across the region what is evident is the extensive additional workload to transition ways of […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: April 2020

07.04.2020 News

Dear partners, this is quite a different bulletin to my usual sharing of activity across the catchment. I acknowledge the incredible workload of all partners having to quickly respond to pandemic crisis prevention and to reorientate your organisations to ensure safety and business continuity as much as possible – whilst cancelling and postponing a lot of planned activity. […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: March 2020

10.03.2020 News

We commenced the month of February with a warm welcome to Bonnie Coogan, our Primary Prevention Coordinator, who is filling Steph Ashby’s shoes across the portfolios of Social Inclusion, Systems Thinking, Healthy Eating/Obesity Prevention, and Alcohol Harm Minimisation until the end of June. We send a big shout out to our valued partner Access Health […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: February 2020

06.02.2020 News

It seems like only yesterday that IEPCP celebrated Christmas lunch at the fabulous Charcoal Lane in Fitzroy (a social enterprise of Mission Australia) enjoying indigenous flavours and sumptuous servings – fast forward through seemingly endless fires around the nation, which touched many of us – and here we are in February already, with our calendars […]

IEPCP December E-bulletin 2019

17.12.2019 e-Bulletin, News

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: December 2019

10.12.2019 News

Today is International Human Rights Day, which sets the scene nicely for a lot of activity happening with our partners in the region. International speaker on Ageism – Ashton Applewhite What an exciting month November was, still on a high from meeting activist author and international Ted talk speaker Ashton Applewhite who, through our links […]

Coffee with… Gabrielle Williams, MP, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence, Minister for Women, Minister for Youth

09.12.2019 Coffee With, News

                  What does the 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender-based violence mean for you? The 16 Days of Activism campaign is about putting the safety and wellbeing of women and girls on the global and national agenda. It is an opportunity for communities and workplaces to […]

IEPCP December Special E-Bulletin

09.12.2019 e-Bulletin, News

VCOSS Budget Submission Survey

18.11.2019 News

As VCOSS pull together the 2020 VCOSS State Budget Submission a strong theme that’s emerging is the trend of short-term funding allocations. This isn’t new but, anecdotally, seems to be increasing. Many programs are now funded, on a short-term basis, year after year… VCOSS wish to highlight this trend of ‘drip funding’ in their ongoing […]

Review welcomed as Primary Care Partnerships win temporary reprieve

18.11.2019 News

16_10_19 media release_Victorian Primary Care Partnerships

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: November 2019

31.10.2019 News

Since the last e-bulletin there have been some changes in the funding environment for PCPs, resulting in funding being extended from December to June 2020.(Media release_Victorian Primary Care Partnerships) This is a welcome relief, however the sector is maintaining its advocacy given that uncertainty remains. PCP funding body, the Department of Health and Human Services, […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: October 2019

08.10.2019 News

September has been a month dominated PCP advocacy efforts, developing communications and liaising with partners and local politicians. Funding agreements for PCPs across the State are due to end on 31 December 2019, and although the contract has been recurrent since 2000, PCPs have become increasingly concerned about the future, with no certainty of rollover […]

PCPs lead community change and should not be cut

17.09.2019 News

The PCP Partnership Platform has been an effective mechanism for governments, organisations and local communities to tackle complex health and wellbeing challenges, since the year 2000. The Inner East Primary Care Partnership is one of the largest of 28 across Victoria, servicing the local government areas of Boroondara, Manningham, Monash, and Whitehorse; and works collaboratively […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: September 2019

03.09.2019 News

August in the Inner East saw a lot of activity, reporting on our Integrated Health Promotion Plan 2018-2019 and preparation for planning activities in 2019-2020. Congratulations to everyone involved on your effort in capturing all of the work and monitoring progress towards our shared goals in social inclusion and the prevention of violence against women […]

Submissions to the Mental Health Royal Commission

05.08.2019 News

Read some of the important regional and statewide submissions to the Mental Health Royal Commission: EMHSCA VicPCP GEN VIC VicHealth

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: August 2019

05.08.2019 News

IEPCP EO Tracey Blythe is currently exploring her West Australian dream destinations of Margaret River and Broome. In her absence the IEPCP are pleased to share some updates from our work and that of VIC PCP, our peak body and a voluntary alliance of the 28 Primary Care Partnerships in Victoria. IEPCP Physical Activity Forum […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: July 2019

01.07.2019 News

June 2019 proved to be a month crammed with conferences, forums and new learnings in Prevention. It is always great to reinforce the potential of the work in the absence of abundant resources. The IEPCP, as a member of the Eastern Elder Abuse Network, supported an EMR World Elder Abuse Awareness Day forum led by […]

Mental Wellbeing of Chinese International Students: Crisis & Resolutions Forum

28.06.2019 News

IEPCP recently attended this one day Conference was hosted by the Centre for Holistic Health and Study Melbourne. Key findings: 674,826 international students were enrolled in Australian educational institutions as of April 2019, an increase of 12% above enrolments in 2018. 30% are of Chinese-background. International students face significant challenges around adjusting to a new […]

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.

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