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Health & Wellbeing Pillar. Priorities & Action 2009. Presentation. Overview of Pillar projects and action areas Nine project areas – three themes Closer view of top three priority areas of need Early Years, Addressing Disadvantage & Social Inclusion Health Workforce & Infrastructure

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Health & Wellbeing Pillar

Priorities & Action 2009


  • Overview of Pillar projects and action areas

    • Nine project areas – three themes

  • Closer view of top three priority areas of need

    • Early Years, Addressing Disadvantage & Social Inclusion

    • Health Workforce & Infrastructure

    • Health & Wellbeing Partnerships

  • Supporting evidence

    • Levels of disadvantage

    • Major growing gap in available health workforce

    • Growth and dependency on Partnerships as new social infrastructure

  • Taking a longer term view – examples

Health & Wellbeing Pillar

  • Pillar became site for PCP – resulting in major core and project funding

    • $350K per year with additional funds for discrete projects @ $150K per year, considerable amount carried forward

  • Alignment of pillar priorities & PCP deliverables completed

  • End of current funding period – June 2009

  • Preparation of strategic plan for submission to DHS by November 2009 for next funding period 2009/12

  • New ongoing Governance structure implemented

  • Business Plan for 2009 and draft budget for 2009/10 completed

Priority Areas of Need

Early Years, Disadvantaged Communities & Social Inclusion

Health Workforce & Infrastructure

Health & Wellbeing Partnerships

Future Directions

Preventative Health Strategy

Integrated Health Promotion

Chronic Disease Management

System Improvements

Service Coordination

Integrated Planning Frameworks

Data Powerhouse

Early Years, Addressing Disadvantage & Social Inclusion

  • October Forum Child Health & Wellbeing: Are we really regenerating for our next generation?

  • Support & development for those working with refugees in Geelong & Colac

  • Professional development of practitioners working with vulnerable families through Kid’s Life – obesity prevention program

  • Supporting the implementation plan for the affordable housing strategy

  • Conducting a demonstration project to improve referral & uptake of support services for young men who have problem gambling issues

  • Supporting health professionals and GPs to provide services to disability clients who have complex care needs

  • Study of key determinants of health & wellbeing in disadvantaged rural and regional communities

Levels of disadvantage across G21

Levels of disadvantage across G21

Impacts on health system & funding

Health Workforce & Infrastructure

3rd highest employer / industry for G21 region – and growing

  • Predicted incapacity in key professions to meet growing demand

    Significant micro-economic reform in health through:

  • New regional structures proposed for primary health care (PHC)

  • Overdue PHC infrastructure (physical, technological, social)

  • Health workforce recruitment, education & training

  • New national bodies & taskforces – Commonwealth & State relations

  • New models of care and new professional roles and professions

    Positioning G21 to take up major Commonwealth & state initiatives

  • Kardinia Health - Super clinic development

  • Clinical training & placement innovations

  • Education & training opportunities

  • Community need & readiness

Service demand forecasts to 2018, Victoriais it sustainable?


Ageing Health Workforce…where entry is no match for exit or meeting new demands

Health & Wellbeing Partnerships

Major partner in state government - DHS

  • Service agreement for Primary Care Partnership

  • New service agreement to be signed July 2009

  • Other key partners with Dept Planning & Community Devt and Dept Education & Early Child Development

    Integrated Health Promotion & Community Strengthening

  • Increased role to build partnerships across region

  • 40 agencies/organisations actively participating in pillar work

  • Collaborative work with local government in municipal public health planning , Early Years planning, access to services, community safety

    Dept Of Justice – new funding partner

  • $100K increasing links to community service organisations

    Policy, Research & Advocacy

  • Invited to partner in research with Deakin, contribute to state wide and national policy forums, collaborative approach to regional priority & area based planning

Taking a longer term view with G21 community issues

Two key forums in October 2009

How does a healthier lifestyle build a wealthier community?

Prof Rob Moodie

  • Professor Nossal Institute, Melbourne University & Chair of Technical Panel to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s HIV in India

  • Chair of National Preventative Health Taskforce (to be Agency)

    Are we really regenerating for our next generation?

    Prof Frank Oberklaid

    Royal Children’s Hospital and member of Victorian Social Inclusion Board

    Ms Clare Martin

    CEO, Australian Council of Social Services; former Chief Minister Northern Territory

    Dr Mark Kennedy

    GP & G21 Board Member and member of HWB Pillar Executive member


Chair Lenny Jenner

Deputy Jason Trethowan

Board LiaisonMark Kennedy

DirectorAnne Somerville

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