The PCP Strategy is funded by the Victorian government to improve the health and wellbeing of community members by strengthening relationships between primary care providers across a catchment area so they are able to implement improved system integration, prevention planning and joint programs.
In response to the findings from the Royal Commission into Family Violence PCPs have been advised to work in their local catchments through partnership, collaboration and place based responses to family violence prevention, identification and response.
Aims of the strategy include to:
- Improve the experience and outcomes for people who use primary care services.
- Reduce the preventable use of hospital, medical and residential services through a greater emphasis on prevention programs and system integration.
- Develop system integration links between primary care providers and human service providers to enable early needs identification and service planning, and effective and efficient referral and care coordination between GP’s and other healthcare and human service agencies.
- Plan and deliver more effective prevention programs and services, underpinned by a social model of health.
- Increase community participation in needs identification, and service development and implementation.
The Central West Gippsland PCP is a partnership of (currently) 23 health and community agencies who are working together in the municipalities of Baw Baw and Latrobe.