Overview

We provide a range of commissioned services, funded programs and local support to improve primary healthcare in our catchment. The following pages provide more information relating to these services and programs.

Aboriginal Health

We aim to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our catchment through improved access to culturally sensitive primary healthcare services, and enhanced management of chronic conditions that they may experience.
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Advance Care Planning

Advance care planning is increasingly being recognised as an important process for people to consider, across all stages of adult life. Read more for health providers, community, and about the program.
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Australian Primary Care Collaboratives

The Australian Primary Care Collaboratives Program is a 3-year, $15 million initiative funded from the Focus on Prevention - Primary Care Providers Working initiative.
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Cancer

Our Cancer program will be continuously evaluated and improved with the assistance of members in order to reflect and support the evolving needs of our primary health services.
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Chronic Disease Management

The Chronic Disease Management Program aims to provide a sustainable systems approach to strengthening GP involvement in chronic care and promoting best practice prevention, diagnosis and management of chronic conditions. Find out about HEP B in this section.
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Dietitian Services

We provide bulk-billed Dietitian Services for clients with chronic conditions unable to afford services elsewhere and referred by their GP as part of a Team Care Arrangement.
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Diversity in Practice

Diversity in Practice aims to better understand the needs of our ‘at risk’ community members and the support needs of services that support and assist them.

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Health Literacy

Find out why Health Literacy is important and how to address it in your practice.
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Health Benefits of Safe Work

In partnership with Networking Health Victoria, this program aims to promote to general practices, the management of TAC and VWA patients and the health benefits of returning to safe work.
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Health Management Coaching

HMC aims to reduce avoidable hospital admissions for people with either cardiovascular disease (CVD) or Type 2 Diabetes and to promote self-management of their chronic disease.
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Immunisation

The aim of the Immunisation program is to enhance the quality of immunisation services and improve immunisation rates within the catchment to achieve the national objective of having at least 90% of children under seven fully vaccinated. 
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Information Management

We provide support and advice to improve Information Management and Information Technology in primary healthcare.
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Life!

We support and educate participants on how to adopt healthy behaviours and a more active lifestyle to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

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Mental Health - CAREinMIND

We ensure fee-free clinical services including psychological counselling to adults and children and the Suicide Prevention Service. Click the link below for referral information.
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Older Adults

The ageing population in Australia is a well documented phenomenon which is expected to have a significant impact on the Australian health care system.
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People Bank

Join the People bank to have your say about health care in our region. This community consultation program gives our community a voice to help improve our health system.
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Practice Accreditation

The process of accreditation recognises and rewards practices providing high quality, continuing, comprehensive and whole of patient care.
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Practice Management

We provide a number of documents and links to assist in the management of practices.
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Primary Healthcare Nursing Program

The program aims to improve quality and access to primary health care by encouraging the utilisation of practice nurses and thereby increasing the capacity of general practice.
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Quality Use of Medicines

We provide information about the National Prescribing Service Quality Use of Medicines program.
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