The Collaborative is a formal partnership between The Royal Melbourne hospital, cohealth, Merri Health and North Western Melbourne PHN.
The Collaborative focusses its work on the priority areas of:
- Chronic disease (diabetes, chronic heart failure and musculoskeletal conditions)
- End of Life
- Vulnerable populations; and,
- Digital Health
Formed in 2012, in response to rising chronic disease rates and other major issues, The Collaborative is committed to creating joint solutions to shared health problems in the inner north west catchment of Melbourne. The Collaborative has strong leadership at the most senior levels of each organisation including chief executives and executive staff representatives meeting regularly. Other staff from the organisations contribute their expertise in specific priority areas and in project design, development and implementation.