Department of Health and Human Services

Initiatives - Hume

Page content: Home & Community Care Active Service Model | Hume Region Integrated Aged Care Plan | Aboriginal Health | Sub-Acute Service Development | Community Mental Health Planning & Service Coordination Initiative | Health planning toolkit

Home & Community Care Active Service Model

The Victorian Home and Community Care (HACC) Active Service Model is a quality improvement initiative that focuses on promoting capacity building and restorative care in community care service delivery. The approach is to strengthen good practice and build capability among service providers.

The goal of the Active Service Model is to assist people in the HACC target group to live in the community as independently and autonomously as possible.

Industry consultants have been employed in each Department of Health Region to support organisations to implement the ASM approach.

For more information about this initiative visit the Home and Community Care website - Active Service Model Policy context.

Hume Region Integrated Aged Care Plan

It is widely recognised that new approaches to service planning and delivery are required to meet the growing needs and expectations of our ageing population. This is reflected in contemporary policy and emerging service models, which are increasingly focussed on delivering person-centred care.

Hume region has developed an Integrated Aged Care Plan to identify opportunities and strategies to improve access to person-centred, aged care services across the region.

The plan will help determine the Department’s priorities for improving health outcomes for older people.

For further information about this plan please contact Janet Chapman on 02 6055 7814 or email

Aboriginal Health

The Victorian Government, in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the Commonwealth Government, is committed to developing and delivering programs that can help close the gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and non-aboriginal Victorians.

For more information about Aboriginal Health initiatives, including the regional Closing the Gap Implementation Plan visit the Aboriginal Health website.

Sub-Acute Service Development

Victoria's Sub-acute Care Service system is comprised of inpatient care in extended care centres, dedicated sub-acute units within acute hospitals and a comprehensive suite of sub-acute ambulatory care services.

The Department, in collaboration with service providers, are working on a plan to implement a high quality and accessible sub-acute service network to meet the needs of individuals and communities requiring rehabilitation, geriatric evaluation and management and restorative care services. This network will include in-patient beds, home based services and community based specialist multidisciplinary care.

Community Mental Health Planning & Service Coordination Initiative

Because Mental Health Matters: Victorian Mental Health Reform Strategy 2009-19 is the Victorian Government’s agenda for change and improvement in the way we address mental health. It emphasises prevention, early intervention, consumer-centred and coordinated care, recovery and social inclusion.

Specialist mental health services will join in this effort with other services, including primary health, community care, education, early childhood, employment, youth, sport and recreation, justice, police, corrections, housing and aged care.

The Community Mental Health Planning and Service Coordination (CMHPSC) Initiative supports implementation of the Victorian Mental Health Reform Strategy at the local level, engaging a range of agencies to improve mental health outcomes for local populations.

For further information visit Because mental health matters, Victorian Mental Health Reform Strategy 2009-2019, About the Strategy.

Health planning toolkit

The Hume Region Health Planning Toolkit is a web based resource that aims to enhance the capacity of staff in Hume Region, Victoria who are undertaking health planning.