Secure the future of PCPs

The Victorian Government is yet to confirm funding for PCPs beyond December 2019. Can we afford to lose this valuable platform?

For almost 20 years PCPs have brought together local organisations to achieve better health and social outcomes for their communities. The 28 PCPs across Victoria connect more than 850 organisations from health, education, community services and local government with their local communities.

Over 40 organisations connected through Southern Melbourne Primary Care Partnership in just the last 12 months to address family violence, elder abuse, indigenous access, health literacy, healthy eating, consumer engagement, service integration and more.

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Elder Abuse Prevention Literature Review Launch

The SMPCP Elder Abuse Prevention Network were thrilled to have Commissioner for Senior Victorians and Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention, Gerard Mansour officially launch Preventing Elder Abuse: a literature review for the SMPCP Elder Abuse Prevention Network today. The document is a rapid review of primary prevention literature as it relates to elder abuse.

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ADEA-VIC Conference Award

The work of SMPCP was highlighted at the ADEA-VIC State conference in Ballarat on Saturday 17 March. Marg Ryan CDE-RN from Central Bayside Community Health Services and Tracy Orr CDE-RN from Star Health showcased the SMPCP Diabetes Pilot Project in their presentation 'Southern Melbourne Primary Care Partnership Simplifies Client Flow for Insulin Initiation'.

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Close the Gap Day

Together with Central Bayside Community Health Services, Connect Health and Commmunity and Star Health, we invite you to join us to show your support for indigenous health eqaulity at our Close the Gap Day event on 15 March 2018.

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High commendation at VicHealth Awards

As we announced last month, we were very excited to that our One Million Stars to end violence (led by Bayside City Council) project was announced as a finalist at the 2017 VicHealth Awards. Winners were announced on 5 December and, while the project didn't win in the nominated category, it was highly commended by the judges! 

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New Elder Abuse Prevention Network

SMPCP is excited to announce that we have been selected as the lead agency to establish an Elder Abuse Prevention Network (EAPN) within our catchment.

The Royal Commission into Family Violence recognised elder abuse as a particular form of family violence and developed a number of recommendations to tackle this important and under-reported issue. The Elder Abuse Prevention and Response Initiative is part of the Victorian government's response to these recommendations.This includes funding for the establishment of 10 elder abuse prevention networks to collaborate at a community level and focus on the prevention of elder abuse.

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