Healthier Campaspe


Healthier Campaspe is a local place based partnership approach to addressing key issues that have the most impact on health services in our Campaspe catchment.

Health services within the Campaspe local government area have established a partnership approach to look at ways to address the issues that have the most impact on their services collectively. The structure used to support this approach was developed in 2015 by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and referred to as the Service Planning Logic model.

The key partners sought to use the planning logic to develop a combined service plan/implementation plan that considers system needs and capabilities; innovation; investment priorities; area needs and capabilities; and technical guidelines.


Project partners

The initiative is supported by the Healthier Campaspe Reference Group (HCRG).
Member organisations include;

  • Echuca Regional Health
  • Kyabram District Health Service
  • Rochester and Elmore District Health Service
  • Campaspe Shire Council
  • Murray Primary Health Network
  • Goulburn Valley Health
  • Bendigo Health
  • Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
  • Campaspe Primary Care Partnership


Key Achievements to date

Healthier Campaspe was initiated though the Campaspe Health Needs Analysis Project that involved three key components
1: Preparation of Evidence Summaries for each priority - see below
• A data profile; review of clinical guidelines and intervention evidence across the continuum of care; review of local services, programs and service access

2: Engagement, consultation and collaborative planning
• 82 health and community service providers in total (between 14-18 attendees at each of the 5 workshops) ranging from police, disability, local government, health practitioners, primary care networks, medical services and community health.

3. Development of a shared 4 year Implementation Plan for 2016-2020

Final Implementation Plan Campaspe Health Needs Analysis Project



Healthier Campaspe Cancer Working Group is lead by Echuca Regional Health


Healthier Campaspe Diabetes Working Group is lead by Kyabram District Health Service

Mental Health

Healthier Campaspe Mental Health Working Group is lead by Campaspe Primary Care Partnership


Healthier Campaspe Obesity Working Group is lead by Rochester and Elmore District Health Service

Drug and Alcohol

Healthier Campaspe Drugs and Alcohol Working Group is lead by the Shire of Campaspe