Upper Hume Primary Care Partnership undertakes projects to promote prevention and system integration including:
The COPD Project
This project aims to identify a catchment wide system for the prevention, early intervention and treatment of chronic disease which will maximise opportunities for consumers to remain as long and as often as possible in their own communities.
Footcare Pathway in the Upper Hume Catchment – UHPCP Chronic Care Working Group
The Upper Hume Chronic Care Working Group is facilitated by the Upper Hume Primary Care Partnership’s Coordinator of Access and Equity. The strategic purpose of this group is ‘To facilitate and support, at the local level, the development of initiatives that address actions for Chronic Care system improvements as outlined in the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions (2017) and the Hume Region Chronic Care Strategy 2012-2022′ (Upper Hume Integrated Chronic Care Working Group Terms of Reference, 2017).
This group has membership that includes a Primary Health management representative from each of the following:
- Albury Wodonga Health
- Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service
- Albury Wodonga Diabetes Support Group (2 x consumer representatives)
- Gateway Health
- Beechworth Health
- Indigo North Health
- Tallangatta Health
- Corryong Health
- Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation
This group provides an opportunity to identify system challenges for chronic care, and develop and implement collaborative responses to these challenges.
The membership allows for all publicly funded health services in the Upper Hume catchment to contribute to discussion, and priority setting for collaborative work.