Lower Hume Primary Care Partnership (PCP) is a voluntary alliance of health and human service organisations operating within the local government areas (LGAs) of Mitchell and Murrindindi. Lower Hume PCP is one of 28 PCPs across Victoria funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) since 2000. The Victorian PCP program has two key aims:
Our purpose is to act as a platform to bring service providers together in partnership to support the delivery of coordinated, integrated care and improved health literacy in the following key regional priority areas:
The Primary Care Partnership Platform role is to align, facilitate, negotiate, coordinate and capacity build and to create consistency in sub-regional and region wide collaborative approaches to achieving outcomes.
Lower Hume PCP envisages healthy and resilient local communities whose health and wellbeing outcomes are improved through the collaborative and cooperative relationships of its members.
To implement the changes that will be required to achieve our vision our members share the following values:
The Lower Hume PCP acknowledges that the Taungurung and Wurundjeri people are the traditional owners of the land within Mitchell and Murrindindi Shires.
Mitchell Shire is situated approximately 40kms north of Melbourne along the Hume Freeway. The Shire includes urban, peri-urban and rural landscapes. Mitchell Shire is one of the fastest growing LGAs in Victoria. The majority of this growth is occurring in the southern end of the Shire where communities interface with metropolitan Melbourne.
Murrindindi Shire covers a large geographical area with a small and dispersed population. The southern border of Murrindindi Shire is approximately 60km from Melbourne. The population is not set to increase dramatically over the next 10 years and is likely to continue ageing.