This year Campbell Page has strengthened its focus on our communities and as a result, we have become members of Hume Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership (HWPCP) and Inner North West Primary Care Partnership (INWPCP). Both organisations are Primary Care Partnerships, which act as platforms for driving primary health care and service coordination initiatives in our communities.

Below is a little introduction to each organisation:

Hume Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership

The Hume Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership is a voluntary alliance of primary health care organisations in the communities of Hume and Whittlesea. HWPCP aims to build the capacity of the alliance to become a stronger person centred, health promoting, early intervention and treatment focused, quality, local service system.

HWPCP aims to:

  • Identify service system gaps and work with other organisations to develop primary services to make a positive impact on the lives of people in the community. This often means identifying areas that need more support and ensuring services are put in placed to meet future growth demands.
  • Both increase the number of community collaborations with other service providers and integrate health promotion through these partnerships.
  • Identify and support opportunities for consumers to both partner with local organisations in the management of their care and participate in local service design and delivery discussions.
  • Model the development of new and shared innovative primary health and well-being infrastructure and service delivery models.
  • Create integrated catchment based primary health care that provides the right service in the right place in a timely manner.

Inner North West Primary Care Partnership

INWPCP is a voluntary alliance of nearly 40 health and human services operating in Melbourne’s Inner North West. Their aim is to improve community health and well-being 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.

Some of INWPCP’s projects and initiatives have been:

  • Building cultural responsiveness: the Koolin Balit Project
  • Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Project (together with PCPs from the North Western Metropolitan Region)
  • Inner North West Collective Evaluation Project (INCEPT)
  • Health Literacy Project
  • Care Pathways Projects
  • Care Planning Collaborative Project
  • Self-management Network
  • Healthy Ageing Project: Physical Activity Directory
  • Homelessness: CBD Health and Homelessness Protocol

Campbell Page is actively seeking out new partnerships every day as a way to bring together the strengths of different organisations to benefit the community. While we have the tools to get people into work, building partnerships with HWPCP and INWPCP means we can come together and help more people in our communities.

Our partnerships are already making an impact on the community and a difference in people’s lives. – Kylie Davies-Culloden, Campbell Page Partnership Manager

Together with these Primary Care Partnerships, Campbell Page aims to help more communities grow and thrive.

Campbell Page is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to transforming people’s lives through securing employment. Community is at the heart of what we do, with our reach extending from Disability Employment Services right through to Community Development. If you would like to find out more about what we do, please visit the about us section of our website or contact us directly.

Words by: Tiarne Pattison