Upper Hume Primary Care Partnership Beechworth Health Service Indigo North Health – Rutherglen area Tallangatta Health Service Upper Murray Health & Community Services – Corryong Area Indigo Shire Council & Towong Shire
Upper Hume PCP Integrated approach – How? Lead roles Monthly steering group meeting Online project management tools Shared responsibilities Work plans
Healthy Eating Plan 2012-2017 Key objective: ‘To develop partnerships with local government to implement initiatives that support increased access to and knowledge of healthy food choices for 0-12 year olds and their families’
How we work together: Beechworth Health Service & Indigo Shire Council Provide health promotion resources & link to health professionals Planning, policy & strategy Healthy Food Connect framework Programs, activities
Opportunities Kids Health Days Indigo Shire Pool Movie Nights School Holiday Movie Walk to School Month Healthy eating messages in Early Years Service Guides
Council Reflections Great to be able to tap into the expertise of other professionals for advice Broadens the knowledge of shire staff Allows engagement with a wider sector of the community Expands the service that we can offer to residents- valued adds to what we already do Empowers people with knowledge and ideas that are backed by professionals from the health sector Assists with breaking down barriers around the work and services that the shire offers i.e. not just roads, rates and rubbish Shared resources- allow more efficient work for improved outcomes
Health Service Reflections All age groups have enjoyed the healthy alternative Positive response from parents Relationship development between health service and council has been positive Expands our reach Reduces the feeling of working in isolation in a rural area – creates a team.
Where to from here? Review of Council Plan and Healthy Children and Families Plan Potential for food policy change at ISC More collaborative work in planning for events and activities