Leadership and collaboration
The Victorian PHN Alliance provides a platform for PHNs to engage in state-wide project coordination, work cohesively across the PHN sector, and streamline communications and engagement efforts.
The Alliance offers a point of contact for stakeholders and partners on issues of a state-wide focus, and mechanism for state-wide coordination.
The Chief Executive Officers of the six Victorian PHNs take a leadership role for the Alliance:
- Robin Whyte CEO, Eastern Melbourne PHN
- Marianne Shearer CEO, Gippsland PHN
- Matthew Jones CEO, Murray PHN
- Adjunct Associate Professor Christopher Carter CEO, North Western Melbourne PHN
- Dr Elizabeth Deveny, CEO, South Eastern Melbourne PHN
- Leanne Beagley, CEO,Western Victoria PHN.
The CEOs convene through monthly forums.
Communities of Practice
The Alliance supports a number of Communities of Practice which examine issues from a programmatic and functional perspective, such as alcohol and other drugs, population health and data, immunisation, cancer screening, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.
In line with this, there are a range of joint initiatives underway. The Communities of Practice provide an avenue for stakeholder and partner engagement. This is complementary with local engagement and consultation efforts undertaken by individual PHNs. The PHNs use Basecamp and the Department of Health Sharepoint for collaborative action and information sharing.
The Alliance is managed by Jade Hart, who is based at North Western Melbourne PHN and frequently works across PHN offices.