About Us

The Inner North West Primary Care Partnership (INW PCP) was formed in 2010 from over 30 health and human service agencies within the four local government areas (LGAs) of Melbourne, Yarra, Moreland and Moonee Valley.

The vision of the INW PCP is founded on the social model of health and aims to improve the health and wellbeing of our target population. The INW PCP seeks to achieve this by engaging and collaborating with member agencies in the primary care sectors, community sector and local government around integrated health promotion, service coordination and integrated chronic disease management.

We developed this short video and infographic highlighting the main achievements of the INW PCP in 2013-17.

Strong partnerships, equitable outcomes, healthy communities

We will achieve our vision through sharing collaboration and shared expertise across the partnership by:

  • Engaging and supporting partners to facilitate intersectoral integration in primary health care
  • Engaging partners across sectors to respond to the social determinants of health
  • Using evidence to inform action and improvement
  • Demonstrating the value of health promotion and chronic disease, prevention and early intervention
  • Advocating for improved outcomes for consumers and communities

Victorian  Primary Care Partnerships

INW PCP is one of 28 Primary Care Partnerships across Victoria that is funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services as part of its Primary Care Partnership strategy. Since they were introduced by the Victorian Government in 2000, PCPs have become a vital component of the Victorian healthcare system.

PCPs facilitate partnerships with a wide range of health and social service providers and community groups; and they support collaboration and service integration.

Primary Care Partnerships achieve improved health and wellbeing outcomes for the community by:

  1. Building capacity of local services in evidence based population health planning, evaluation and program implementation
  2. Facilitating workforce development and system reforms
  3. Strengthening partnership, communication and collaboration
  4. Integrating health promotion initiatives
  5. Improving and integrating chronic illness care
  6. Supporting the Co-ordination of services to improve the clients journey

INW PCP is guided by the Department of Health’s Primary Care Partnership Program Logic.

Program Logic

Program logic

Victorian Primary Care Partnerships

Statewide PCPs communique

Swide Communique