Each year, the Community Health Program provides over one million hours of allied health, counselling and nursing services to the Victorian community, including services to particular groups including children, vulnerable pregnant women, refugee and asylum seekers and those with chronic disease.
The Community Health Program is funded by the Victorian Government.
Community health services deliver the Community Health Program through strong community connections and flexible models of care that are responsive to people's needs. The program operates from a social model of health that acknowledges the social, environmental and economic factors that affect health, as well as the biological and medical factors.
Community Health Integrated Program guidelines
The Community Health Integrated Program guidelines set the direction for the Community Health Program and support planning, program design and service delivery.
Community health data reporting
Our guidelines help community health providers report data via the Community Health Minimum Data Set (CHMDS).
Managing demand for community health services
Community health services manage demand for Community Health Program funded services using the Community Health Program access policy and Community Health Demand Management Toolkit.
Community health fees policy
The Department of Health has a fees policy and fee schedule for funded Victorian service providers.
Forensic Mental Health in Community Health (FMHiCH)
The Forensic Mental Health Implementation Plan (FMHIP) is a reform element of Victoria’s 10 Year Mental Health Plan.
Reviewed 01 December 2022