Integrated Health Promotion

Integrated Health Promotion (IHP) refers to agencies and organisations from a wide range of sectors and communities in an area, in our case Wellington Shire, working in collaboration using a mix of health promotion interventions and capacity-building strategies to address agreed priority health and wellbeing issues.

To achieve effective integrated health promotion program delivery, the following points should be considered:

  • effective partnerships
  • a mix of interventions and common planning frameworks
  • a broad range of sectors.

PCP integrated health promotion is focused on system-level integrated health promotion activities incorporated into the role of Primary Care Partnerships and its member agencies.

For Further information on the role of Victorian PCP’s in Integrated Health Promotion based on the program logic click here

Healthy Wellington

What is Healthy Wellington:

Within Wellington Shire the IHP work is centred around our ‘Healthy Wellington’ Plan, which is a joint health and wellbeing plan across Wellington Shire.

Healthy Wellington is both the:

  • Integrated Health Promotion Plan for:
    • Wellington Primary Care Partnership
    • Yarram and District Health Service
    • Central Gippsland Health
    • Gippsland Women’s Health
  • Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan for Wellington Shire Council.

Developing Healthy Wellington 2017 – 2021

We are currently undergoing the planning phase for Healthy Wellington 2017 – 2021. This process to date has involved undertaking a municipal scan identifying the key health challenges for the Wellington community, stakeholder workshops and drafting the plan. Over 150 representatives from Council, state government, non-government, health and community services attended a number of stakeholder workshops to identify the strategic direction and health priority areas.

Four health priorities have been developed:

  • Improve Mental Wellbeing
  • Improve Gender Equality
  • Improve Healthy Living
  • Address Climate Change

You can view the draft Healthy Wellington 2017-2021 and associated documents here.

Healthy Wellington 2017 – 2021 will need to be endorsed by Wellington Primary Care Partnership Business Meeting at the end of this feedback period.

Healthy Wellington 2013- 2017

Healthy Wellington 2013 – 2017 has guided our work over the past 4 years.

The priority areas for Healthy Wellington for 2013-2017 are:

  • Physical Activity
  • Healthy Eating
  • Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children
  • Social Connection and Inclusion

More information on each of these priority areas can be found in the ‘IHP Working Groups’ link below.

IHP Working Groups

IHP Resources

IHP Partnerships