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The Njernda Partnership Model

Who

The Partnership is chaired by Njernda Aboriginal Corporation, and convened by Campaspe Primary Care Partnership.

Why

The purpose of the Njernda Partnership Model is to support a partnership approach that aims to improve the health status of local Aboriginal people in the Campaspe and Murray areas.

What

The Partnership consists of 17 health and community service organisations, and has an additional four action-oriented working groups. The Njernda Partnership Model is an exemplar of a cross-cultural partnership group.

Outcome

The Partnership has achieved significant change in the Aboriginal determinants of health and experience of Aboriginal health system users. Outcomes include:

  • reducing smoking rates;
  • improvements to maternal and child health outcomes;
  • demonstrating better practice in mental health client support; and,
  • promoting and celebrating positive Aboriginal culture within the local area.

The report intends to document the Njernda Partnership Model to inform others seeking to implement a similar approach.

Resource: The Njernda Partnership Model

Contact: Campaspe Primary Care Partnership

Topics: VicPCP, Partnership, Aboriginal Health, Campaspe Primary Care Partnership