Regional partnerships enable us establish locally relevant arrangements to achieve the most positive impact for local communities.

To ensure local needs and priorities are being addressed through the commissioning process, NWMPHN actively participates in a range of regional partnerships with other health and community organisations and providers.

These regional partnerships include:

Shared vision for the north (SVN)

Where is it?
Hume, Whittlesea and Mitchell Local Government Areas (LGAs)

What is it?
The SVN partnership focuses on the outer north growth corridor. It works to deliver regional coordination of community projects that support the improvement of health and well-being of children and families in the north.

SVN has identified four priority areas:

  1. Active Ageing
  2. Chronic Disease
  3. Healthy Children and Families
  4. Mental Health

Who’s involved?

  • Northern Health (auspice)
  • Dianella Health
  • Plenty Valley Community Health
  • NorthWestern Mental Health
  • Eastern Melbourne PHN
  • North Western Melbourne PHN
  • Nexus
  • Hume Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership (PCP)
  • Lower Hume PCP
  • Women's Health in the North
  • Victorian Department of Education
  • Victorian Department of Health and Human Services – North Division
  • City of Whittlesea
  • Hume City Council
  • Mitchell Shire

Better Health North East Melbourne (BHNEM)

Where is it?
Banyule, Darebin and Nillumbik LGAs.

What is it?
BHNEM is a region-wide platform of service providers and organisations focused on primary health care system collaboration in order to improve health outcomes for people in Melbourne's north eastern suburbs, including Banyule, Darebin and Nillumbik.

BHNEM aims to enhance primary health care services in community-based settings to support the management of chronic illness, including chronic mental illness, for people at risk of poor health outcomes.

It will facilitate the improved alignment of primary and secondary health care service providers to reduce avoidable hospital admissions through improved community-based models of care.

Who’s involved?
Organisations currently part of BHNEM Governance Group include:

  • Banyule Community Health
  • Darebin Community Health
  • healthAbility / Nillumbik Health
  • Austin Health
  • Department of Health and Human Services – North Division
  • Eastern Melbourne PHN
  • North Western Melbourne PHN

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Better Health Plan for the West (BHP4W)

Where is it?
Western region of Melbourne (LGAs of Brimbank, Hobson’s Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Wyndham and the towns of Bacchus Marsh and Sunbury).

What is it?
Through a collective impact approach, BHP4W is shaping the way local health services respond to the complex needs of one of Australia’s fastest growing and most diverse regions.

The overarching goal of the BHP4W to build a strong health system in Melbourne’s west to deliver better health and improved wellbeing for local people.

Who’s involved?
The BHP4W is a partnership of many agencies across primary care, acute health, government, social support and other sectors delivering services in the Western Region of Melbourne. Key partners include:

  • North Western Melbourne PHN (auspice organisation)
  • cohealth
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Djerriwarrh Health Services
  • HealthWest Partnership
  • IPC Healthcare
  • LeadWest
  • Local Government (Brimbank, Hobson’s Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Moonee Valley, Wyndham)
  • North Western Mental Health
  • Sunbury Community Health
  • Werribee Mercy
  • Western Health

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The Collaborative

Where is it?
Melbourne, Moonee Valley, Moreland and Yarra

What is it?
Rising chronic disease rates and an ageing population are already major issues for everyone working in and accessing healthcare.

The Collaborative is four leading health organisations in Melbourne, working to create joint solutions to these shared health care problems.

The Collaborative is committed to working together to improve patient care, outcomes and pathways for their shared community.

Who's involved?

  • cohealth
  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Merri Health
  • North Western Melbourne PHN

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