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 […]

Under the Radar: GenVic Conference 2019

28.06.2019 News

In June the IEPCP attended the inaugural GenVic Conference with the theme of Invisible towers: systemic violence, institutions and preventing violence against women. Highlights included: Adele Murdolo, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health on addressing colonisation and immigration structures, policies and processes in PVAW. Her key points were: Newly arrived women – comprise about one quarter […]

2019 Public Health Association of Australia Public Health Prevention Conference

27.06.2019 News

In June the IEPCP attended the 2019 Public Health Association of Australia Public Health Prevention Conference. Subtitled ‘Smashing the Silos’, this year’s Public Health Conference was a bumper three day event held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. The program and presentations can be accessed here IEPCP highlights were: • Lucie Rychetnik, Australian Prevention […]

IEPCP Physical Activities for the Over Sixties Forum

11.06.2019 News

Description The Inner East Primary Care Partnership together with the Eastern Region Local Government Healthy Ageing Network is pleased to offer a half-day forum for Eastern Metropolitan Region physical activity providers to motivate and support the over 60’s to be more active. We know that many people over 60 years are not reaching their recommended […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: June 2019

11.06.2019 News

I have so enjoyed making the most of the mild autumn weather, getting out to meet with partners and attend local events throughout May. I was very privileged to attend a presentation at the Box Hill library from Nyadol Nyuon – a Melbourne based commercial lawyer and passionate community advocate. Nyadol champions issues concerning human […]

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

16.05.2019 News

Submissions are now open The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System is now accepting submissions. Whether living with mental illness, caring for a loved one, working in the sector or just have a general interest in mental health – the Commission wants to hear views and ideas for change. If you want to attach […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: May 2019

16.05.2019 News

Reflecting on the short month of April, sprinkled with public holidays, leave and some amazing autumnal weather, I enjoyed getting out and attending some external events of relevance in the sector. The Community Services Industry Symposium was a great opportunity to hear from State Government and sector leaders on the Community Services Industry Plan. VCOSS […]

Safe & Together™ Model Overview Training

15.05.2019 News

Thought Leadership Roadshow – Centre for Evaluation Innovation – Melbourne

11.04.2019 News

Make your data work for you! Learn how to make the most of your organisation’s data and maximise effectiveness at our next Philanthropy Australia National Thought Leadership Roadshow. This year we are proud to present world leading experts on data evaluation, Julia Coffman and Tanya Beer of Washington D.C’s Center for Evaluation Innovation (CEI). The […]

2019 National Prevention in Practice Conference

11.04.2019 Events, News

Australia’s first conference dedicated to the prevention of alcohol and other drug harms will be held in Melbourne on June 24 and 25, providing excellent learning and networking opportunity for all participants. The 2019 National Prevention in Practice Conference, hosted by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, will deliver local and international speakers sharing their expertise […]


11.04.2019 News

Join us for an informative discussion and question time on Dual Disability and NDIS presented by a panel of experts in the sector. Panellists: Sylvia Page- Senior Project Officer-Intensive Support Team- DHHS Daniel Rose- Senior Project Officer – Intensive Support Team – DHHS Kerrie Handcock- Principal Practice Leader-Vic Office of Professional Practice Teresa Mc Clelland- […]

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