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The Health Planning Partnership (Yarra Ranges)

Integrated health promotion amongst local level organisations requires considerable commitment to sustained partnership investment, collaboration and shared resourcing. The Health Planning Partnership (HPP) is a model of success in the outer east metropolitan region of Melbourne.

This report documents the transition phase from the Integrated Health Planning group overseeing the operational project-based Healthy Active Living (HAL) group, to an integrated strategic entity (HPP), that oversees three key priority working groups:

  • Yarra Ranges Food Connections Group
  • Outer East Physical Activity Working Group
  • Yarra Ranges Gender Equity Working Group.

This report aims to document the Partnership’s development and learnings in collaborative models and collective impact practice across health services and local government. It does not intend to be an evaluation of the model, or of the health promotion outcomes achieved. Rather, it aims to capture the core components of a successful cross-sector partnership developed to drive collaboration. It also celebrates and reflects on the HPP’s collective impact approach with community health and local government in planning and advocating for a healthier outer east.

This report was written by the Inner East Primary Care Partnership, and commissioned by the Outer East Primary Care Partnership.

HPP Leadership Partners: Yarra Ranges Council, Inspiro, Eastern Health, EACH, Women's Health East.

Report: The Health Planning Partnership (Yarra Ranges)