From 1 April, 2022, Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership (BLPCP) transitioned to join the Loddon Mallee Public Health Unit (LPHU) and forge a strong future as part of the Loddon Mallee Health Network. The LPHU is managed by Bendigo Health as lead member of the Network.
The change is in line with a Victorian Department of Health intention to support, strengthen and grow the contemporary public health system and improve public health outcomes for local communities by consolidating skills, knowledge and governance across a catchment area and formalise partnerships within the local area.
Fellow Primary Care Partnerships in the Northern Mallee, Southern Mallee, Campaspe and Central Victorian regions will also come together as a part of the transition to the Loddon Mallee Public Health Unit.
From April 1st 2022 we will be acting as the Bendigo Loddon Prevention and Population Health Team at the Loddon Mallee Public Health Unit. While the Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership as an entity will no longer exist, our key staff and their vital role at the community in the prevention and public health space will continue and be strengthened by the integration with other regional public health functions.
This video highlights the work that Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership (BLPCP) has done over the last 20 years. The video features CEOs from member organisations speaking about their experience working with BLPCP.
Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership (BLPCP) is a group of health, community and human services organisations based in the City of Greater Bendigo and Loddon Shire that have joined forces to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities.
This is achieved by working together to develop a high-quality, coordinated and easy to access primary health care service system that is responsive to the region’s needs.
The partnership’s key focus areas are service coordination, health promotion and prevention, early intervention, integrated primary care and supporting the voice of clients and the community in their health care.
The partnership works on a number of health priorities, including healthy lifestyles, mental health, family violence, health literacy and chronic disease management.
BLPCP was established in 2000 and is one of 28 Primary Care Partnerships (PCP), which are an initiative of the Victorian Government and funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.