Eastern Metropolitan Regional Programs - What we do and how we do it
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The Southern and Eastern Metropolitan Region's work under the
leadership of a single Director and are supported by a single
directorate team. The regions work collaboratively under a shared Regional Operational Model (ROM) which guides work that champions the health interests of local populations.
Both regions actively support partnerships and collaboration on priority projects demonstrated by the placement project positions within the regional office.
The Southern Metro and Eastern Metropolitan regions work to achieve two classes of long-term outcomes:
- Population level outcomes that improves health status of residents (as measured within regional or area-based plans.
- Service system level outcomes that optimises service utilisation and improves integration and quality of health services (including electronic service coordination and collaborative service planning).
Regional staff all work towards these outcomes by focusing on two area focused priorities and three regionally focused priorities:
Area focused priorities:
- Funded agencies build capacity to provide optimal services to their target clients, as agreed
- Services position their offerings (and reorient where required) to meet area-based population health needs
Regional focused priorities:
- The intent of DH reform initiatives are achieved, and linked to regionally-shared objectives
- The safety and wellbeing of the community is protected and enhanced
- DH partners prioritise physical, social and economic determinants of health
By aligning regional activites with departmental program areas and Victorian health priorities the regional office works to support local innovation and lead sector reform in the following areas:
- Alcohol and Drugs - Reduce the impact of harmful alcohol and drug usage
- Home and Community Care - Integrate the broader health system to provide optimal health and wellbeing for the aged and people with disabilities - also see Aged Care
- Mental Health - Reduce the impact of mental illness
- Primary and Community Health - Develop integrated community health service systems that addresses overall population heath requirements, respond to partnership development opportunities and implement major sector reforms including the Primary Care Partnership initiative.
- Public Health- Partner with local government, health and community service providers to:
- Improve health protection (including immunisation, environmental health, food safety and communicable disease)
- Target health promotion that focuses on at risk population groups
- Enhance health and wellbeing for whole populations (by improving the built, social, economic and natural determinants of health)