Our Work

The BHP4W partnership is working collectively to achieve improvements in the health and wellbeing of people living in Melbourne’s west.

The health and community services policy landscape within Australia is dynamic and rapidly evolving, with high-level reform at all layers of government.

A strength of the BHP4W partnership is that our collective intelligence – both of the opportunities and challenges of such reform – enables us to consider implications and develop responses across various parts of the system

Advocacy

The BHP4W partnership builds on the strong historical culture of dialogue and collaboration among health and community service providers in the west of Melbourne. It provides a collective platform for advocacy and has generated a significant profile as a flagship alliance, giving individual organisations a common point of reference.

The Better Health Plan for the West partners are committed to using our knowledge, expertise and relationships to advocate for improved health and wellbeing in the western region of Melbourne.

Our activity

Under our new  Framework, the BHP4W is engaging in two streams of activity driven by two steering groups which enable the elements of the BHP4W vision to be carried out

    1. Western Region Primary Prevention Taskforce has a primary focus on “effective primary prevention and health promotion.”

      2. Service Integration Steering Group focuses on “an equitable, accessible, well-coordinated and high quality service system.”

The BHP4W Governance Group is responsible for enabling and maintaining accountability for the implementation of BHP4W, and identifying and pursuing strategic activities and alliances that support achievement of the BHP4W vision and mission.