The Inner North West Primary Care Partnership (INW PCP) brings together over forty health and human services operating in the Inner North West region of metropolitan Melbourne. We aim to improve community health and wellbeing by building a stronger, more integrated service system through a collective impact approach supported by four pillars for action: leadership, partnership, system strengthening, and advocacy and influence.
Our vision is founded on a social model of health. We seek to strengthen relationships with primary care, acute and community sectors; where our primary prevention and access and equity focus intersects with their delivery of early intervention and other services to our shared communities.
Our work supports alignment with key policy directions of the Department of Health and Human Services including its Strategic Plan 2016-17, the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2015-19 and outcomes framework, and Health 2040; with Statewide PCP directions and local government municipal public health and wellbeing planning, and other policy and planning directions such as those emerging from the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
Healthy and equitable communities
Strong partnerships supporting prevention, access and equity through collective action
We will achieve our vision and purpose through:
We developed this short video and infographic highlighting the main achievements of the INW PCP in 2013-17.
Here is a brief summary of what we achieved as a partnership in 2017. INW PCP Achievements 2017
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:
The Vic PCPs Future Directions 2018-2020 sets out a high level plan with clear direction for state-wide PCP initiatives over the next 2 years, supporting the platform to collectively respond and align with current and emerging government policy and reforms.