What are Primary Care Partnerships?
The Victorian Government established the Primary Care Partnership Strategy in 2000 to strengthen the primary health sector and improve health and wellbeing outcomes across the service sector.
The current 28 Primary Care Partnerships (PCPs) are made up of a diverse range of member agencies who work together to improve local outcomes. Core members of the partnerships are generally hospitals, community health, and local government with mental health, alcohol and other drug, disability and women’s health services also commonly participating.
Where does Southern Melbourne Primary Care Partnership fit in?
Southern Melbourne Primary Care Partnership (SMPCP) formed in July 2014 as the result of a merger between Inner South East Partnership in Community Health (ISEPiCH) and Kingston Bayside Primary Care Partnership (KBPCP). Our catchment covers the local government areas of Bayside, Glen Eira, Kingston, Port Phillip and Stonnington. Our member list will continue to expand as agencies are currently in the process of signing the new Partnership Agreement.
SMPCP delivers better health outcomes and stronger communities through:
- Partnership Development
- Integrated Health Promotion
- Service Coordination & Integrated Chronic Disease Management
- Client & Community Engagement
Our current priorities can be found in our Strategic Plan.