About Us

Partnering to create a resilient, healthy and equitable community

Our Partnership consists of service providers and local councils located in area on Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges.  We come together with the local community to plan, collaborate and advocate to improve the health and wellbeing of local people and to reduce inequities.

Our work together is directed by the following shared values:

  • Recognising health as a state of physical, mental, social and spiritual well being
  • Working together with trust and respect
  • Encouraging active participation and resource sharing
  • Commitment to addressing inequalities
  • Empowering individuals and community

These values are the foundation of our strategic plan the OEPCP Strategy 2020-2012. This Strategy will guide our collective efforts over the next two years and provide us with a framework for measuring our shared successes.

Implementation of the Strategy will be monitored by the OEPCP Executive Committee  and supported by small team of staff with over 15 years experience in partnership development.

By enhancing our capacity to work together, the staff assist the Partnership improve the quality and efficiency of its efforts. They are constantly looking for ways to strengthen the Partnership, to assist partners align their activities and effort, to encourage the sharing of resources and expertise and to facilitate more meaningful engagement with the community.

Improving the health and well being of the Outer East community is the primary focus of the Partnerships efforts. A brief snapshot of the local community can be found here.