Northern Mallee Community Partnership is a backbone organisation that draws from local organisational partnerships to facilitate collective action towards community development and social change. Its primary mission is to help achieve the key strategies set out in the Community Health and Wellbeing Plan 2013-17.
The Northern Mallee Primary Care Partnership was established in Mildura with funding from the Victorian Government in 1998. The role of the PCP was to facilitate a partnership between community based organisations to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.
In 2005 the Mildura Rural City Council established the Community Engagement Framework, which also aimed to bring community members and organisations together to help improve community wellbeing and engagement.
Following a review, the Community Engagement Framework merged with the PCP in 2011. In 2013 the merged entity transitioned to become the Northern Mallee Community Partnership. The goal of NMCP was to build a true Community Sector Partnership incorporating health, education, local government, police, justice and welfare sectors; to bring them together at the same table, working together in a more coordinated way.
The NMCP is responsible for maintaining and progressing the Victorian Primary Care Partnerships key functions.
There are currently 31 PCPs in Victoria. The NMCP covers the geographical areas of Mildura Rural City Council and the town of Robinvale.
The role of the PCP is to facilitate partnerships between community based organisations, to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.
The PCP program logic for 2013-17 has three integral domains:
* Early intervention and integrated care
* Consumer and community empowerment
It is expected that PCPs apply comparatively equal action across all domains. These domains are supported by six enablers, which are:
* Consumer and community engagement
* Continuous quality improvement