Local Government, Community Health and the Primary Care Partnerships are required by legislative or funding agreements to develop Municipal Public Health Plans, Community Health Service Plans and Primary Care Partnership Strategic Plans for their communities.

Healthy communitiesSince June 2009 when, for the first time a unique opportunity arose through the alignment of the planning cycles for each of the organisations responsible for developing health and wellbeing plans, SMPCP has capitilised on  this exciting opportunity to undertake a truly collaborative planning process. Our overarching catchment plan ensures common health and wellbeing priorities and effective integrated health promotion activity across the entire catchment.

Catchment Planning 2017 - 2021

Our Catchment Planning for the next phase, 2017 - 2021 has commenced an a Steering Committee has been convened. The steering committee comprises planning representatives from:

  • Bayside City Council
  • Caulfield Community Health
  • Central Bayside Community Health Services
  • City of Port Phillip>
  • Connect Health & Community (formerly Bentleigh Bayside Community Health)
  • Glen Eira City Council
  • Inner South Community Health
  • Jewish Care
  • Kingston City Council
  • Stonnington City Councils
  • Women's Health in the South East (WHISE)

Steering Committee members are currently working collaboratively to develop a placed based strategic 2017-21 Plan for Southern Melbourne PCP catchment area. Analysis of datasets and identification of areas of common interest and priorities will be an ongoing focus of the Steering Committee as will community consultation and the engagement of other stakeholders within each local government area.

The plan will aim to facilitate coordinated and integrated health planning and avoid duplication of services and maximise the outcomes of health promotion investment in our catchment. The final product will provide the core foundation resource for subsequent annual planning reviews by the participants over the next 4 years.

The Victorian public health and welbeing plan 2015-2019 has identified the health priorities listed below. It will be utlised as a guiding document during the planning phase. 

  • healthier eating and active living
  • tobacco-free living
  • reducing harmful alcohol and drug use
  • improving mental health
  • preventing violence and injury
  • improving sexual and reproductive health

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