NWMPHN Aboriginal Engagement Guide

The Aboriginal Engagement Guide has been developed as an activity of North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2021–23. The plan has been developed to support these 3 objectives: Build the capacity of our staff to develop and maintain relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations in a respectful, … Continued

Supporting families bereaved by suicide: a practical resource for funeral directors

This resource was developed by the Macedon Ranges Suicide Prevention Action Group, which consulted widely with peer supporters, bereaved people and funeral directors, as well as the with the Australian Funeral Directors Association, Jesuit Social Services, Support After Suicide, and Australia’s leading suicide postvention program, StandBy. It includes information on understanding the particular grief often … Continued

Victorian Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Workforce Strategy Implementation Tool

This toolkit was developed by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (VACCHO) to help mainstream organisations in Melbourne’s north and west implement VACCHO’s Victorian Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Workforce Strategy 2022-2026. It outlines a range of actions that individuals and organisations can undertake to recognise their role and responsibility in supporting a strong and vibrant Aboriginal … Continued

VHHITAL education and training – communications pack

This pack has been developed to help promote Victorian HIV and Hepatitis Integrated Training and Learning (VHHITAL) education and training courses and other opportunities across Victoria from January – March 2024. We have provided social media tiles and suggested copy for your newsletters and social media.

Precious Time – communications pack

Precious Time was developed by North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) to address recommendations arising from extensive community consultation that resulted in a 2018 report, Dying Well. This communications pack contains suggested copy and resources for organisations to use to promote this valuable new and free service to your networks. It includes: Background Key … Continued

Eliminate Hepatitis C: Quality Improvement in general practice for PHNs

NWMPHN and VHHITAL developed this toolkit to assist primary health networks (PHNs) to support general practice in a structured and facilitated QI project on hepatitis C screening and treatment for at-risk patients. It is a guide to the steps required to support general practices to participate in the project, and is based on previous hepatitis … Continued

Domestic and Family Violence – quality improvement in general practice toolkit for PHNs

NWMPHN and the University of Melbourne have designed a quality improvement (QI) project enabling primary care practitioners to deliver evidence-based care and support for domestic and family violence (DFV) response. The project builds capability in general practice to recognise, identify and refer people at risk of, or experiencing, DFV. It was funded by the Department … Continued

Quality Improvement: Closing the Gap Workbook

Primary care providers have an important role in Closing the Gap – a National Agreement, and commitment by the Australian Government to achieve health equality and to improve the health, wellbeing, life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a generation. For general practices, making changes to support Closing the Gap include better patient identification, chronic disease prevention and management, and delivery of culturally appropriate care. There are more than 10,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our region. This Closing … Continued

Diabetes (types 1 and 2) Quality Improvement Workbook for General Practice

General practices play a pivotal role to diagnose, treat and educate people with diabetes to manage their conditions and avoid complications. General practices can also help people prevent developing type 2 diabetes with the right advice, care and targeted health promotion. This workbook has been created by general practice, for general practice, with input from … Continued

What to do if a club member dies by suspected suicide (NWMPHN region)

When a suicide occurs within the local sporting community, the effects can be far reaching. Questions come up about what to say, when and how. The way a suicide is discussed is important and should be handled with care. This 4-stage guide has been developed to be used by local sporting clubs in communicating with … Continued