Social Inclusion in the Inner East

Community Health Services, Women’s Health and the Primary Care Partnership (PCP) in the Inner East catchment of Melbourne (Access Health & Community, Carrington Health, and Link Health & Community and Women’s Health East, supported by the Inner East PCP) have chosen ‘social inclusion’ as a core shared priority in their integrated health promotion plan for 2017-2021, specifically with a focus on Social Housing Estate communities in the Inner East. Social housing is short and long-term rental housing that is owned and run by the Government or not-for-profit agencies. The Inner East PCP is the backbone organization leading the community and women’s health partners to effect change and to facilitate collaboration with local and state government and other community services.

Under the 2019-2020 Integrated health promotion action plan for social inclusion there are six objectives:

  1. Prevent social exclusion associated with place-based disadvantage
  2. Increase volunteering rates
  3. Increase community-based programs and leadership development
  4. Enhance capacity building for program design, implementation and evaluation
  5. Contribute to the evidence base
  6. Strengthen partnership



Title Date Type Author Files
IEPCP 2019 Case Study Social Inclusion
19/11/2019 Document Inner East Primary Care Partnership
IEPCP 2018 Case Study AHPA Symposium Presentation
19/11/2019 Document Inner East Primary Care Partnership
VicPCP Submission to the Royal Commission into Mental Health
09/07/2019 Report VicPCP
Strengthening Volunteering in the East

The following report is a summary of the work that the Inner East Primary Care Partnership (IEPCP) has done over the past 3 years in understanding the volunteer sector and its in the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR).

The purpose of this report is to summarize the activities that the IEPCP has been involved in, and to reference research and policy that have informed the IEPCP’s understanding of the volunteer sector, particularly as it relates to being a mechanism for Social Inclusion.

04/12/2018 Document Inner East Primary Care Partnership
Accessibility Checklist
19/11/2018 Form Social Inclusion Week
EMSIC Report: Preventing and Responding to Violence and Promoting Social Inclusion and Community Connection

This report has been prepared for members of the Eastern Metropolitan Social Issues Council (EMSIC) to summarise the work conducted by Deakin University and provide recommendations for consideration in relation to regional approaches to address violence in vulnerable communities and promote social inclusion and community connectedness.

18/10/2017 Document Deakin University and SEED
Inequalities in the Social Determinants of Health: Findings from the 2014 Vic Pop Health Survey
26/07/2017 Report Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services
Impact Evaluation of the Opening Doors Community Leadership Program for Social Inclusion Final Report 2016
21/12/2016 Document Inner East Primary Care Partnership & The University of Melbourne
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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