Working together for commissioning for vulnerable populations
MPHN is pleased to release its Vulnerable Population’s Framework – Working together for commissioning for vulnerable populations.
MPHN has a strong commitment to applying a lens to commissioning activities that identifies and addresses the needs of socially disadvantaged people in the MPHN region.
Principles that underpin and support these efforts are:
Working to address inequality through raising awareness and increase access through developing the capacity and capability of our staff and our providers.
Extensive consultation and systematic analysis of data and information through our health needs assessment (HNA) process.
Identification of vulnerable populations – such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally and linguistically diverse, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or intersex, homeless people, mentally unwell people, elderly isolated people, veterans and those exiting the justice system – and working to ensure they are not marginalised and excluded from accessing services.
Working with local communities to identify local and emerging issues associated with social disadvantage and address specific local needs through co-design.
Committing to ‘wrap-around’ care and support ensuring a person is at the centre of their care and through commissioning will encourage innovative programs across the health and social sectors.
Fostering cooperative relationships to ensure all children across the region have access to the building-blocks of a self-defining and self-fulfilling life.
Collaborating with other organisations to establish broad inter-sectoral support to advocate for public policies that address current socio-environmental issues that have impact upon the health of individuals and communities in our region.
Creating viable and sustainable programs that address the needs and aspirations of our communities.