Northern Mallee Community Partnership
The Northern Mallee Primary Care Partnership was first established in Mildura with funding from the Victorian Government in 1998. The role of the Primary Care Partnership (PCP) was to facilitate partnerships between community based organisations, working together to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.
Primary Care Partnerships were funded to address the key priorities of:
- Early intervention and integrated care
- Consumer and community empowerment
- Prevention/ Health Promotion
In 2005 the Mildura Rural City Council (MRCC) established the Community Engagement Framework (CEF), which also aimed to bring community members and organisations together to help improve community wellbeing.
The Community Engagement Framework merged with the PCP following a review in 2011. In 2013, the merged entity was rebranded as the Northern Mallee Community Partnership (NMCP). The NMCP was subsequently able to facilitate broader community sector partnerships incorporating not only health, but also education, local government, police, justice and welfare sectors.
The NMCP covers the geographical areas of Mildura Rural City Council and the town of Robinvale.