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My vision for Your Community Health

Every four years we set new Strategic Directions for the organisation. Building on the success of previous years, and addressing the lessons learnt from the past, our Strategic Directions 2017-2021 will help us better meet your health and your community needs.

I am pleased with all that Darebin Community Health has achieved in the last few years. We have become bolder, embracing reforms in the community health sector and developing innovative partnerships that help us better deliver on our goals. As we move forward as Your Community Health, we remain as committed as ever to enabling health, wellbeing and dignity for all people in northern Melbourne, by providing responsive and accessible services. Our Strategic Directions 2017-2021 will guide us in doing so.

In 2021 when I look back on the past four years, I want to be able to see the demonstrated difference we have made within our community.

We will have helped more people to regularly access health and wellbeing services that meet their unique needs.

More clients will have more power to select the right services and supports for them, as we will have helped them navigate reforms in health care system such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

We will be countering the health inequality trend in our region, by delivering a social model of health that ensures that people with the greatest need have priority access to free and affordable services.

More and better services that are inclusive to all individuals and communities will be available across northern Melbourne, supported behind-the-scenes by our effective partnerships and sustainable, cutting-edge systems and processes.

We will have a strong reputation within our vibrant and dynamic community.

Your Community Health already makes a marked contribution to people’s health and wellbeing. Our Strategic Directions 2017-2021 will amplify this so we can reach more people, more efficiently and effectively.

I know that we could not have achieved all it has to date without the contributions of its members and community. I look forward to continuing to work with you, so that together we can look back and see how our vision became a reality for the whole community.