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Aboriginal health promotion and chronic care partnership (AHPACC) initiative



The Aboriginal health promotion and chronic care partnership (AHPACC) initiative supports Aboriginal community-controlled health organisations (ACCHOs) and community health services to work in partnership to develop and deliver local services and programs that prevent and manage the high prevalence of chronic disease within Indigenous communities in Victoria.

There are currently 11 organisations receive ongoing (recurrent) funding to deliver AHPACC as partnerships or consortia. The way in which AHPACC is implemented is dependent on local planning and community needs. There are six funded activity types for the AHPACC:

A developmental review in 2010-11 found that the AHPACC initiative has made some significant achievements in the areas of service innovation, community engagement, intersectoral collaboration and organisational change for cultural responsiveness. The findings indicate that the AHPACC is contributing to improving the length and quality of life for Aboriginal Victorians.

Aboriginal Health Promotion and Chronic Care partnership (AHPACC) initiative abstract


Melissa Boag
Senior Programs Officer - Aboriginal Health Programs
Department of Health, Victoria
Melbourne Vic 3000
Ph: (03) 9096 5025

Related publications

Victorian Department of Health (2011)

Aboriginal health promotion and chronic care partnership (AHPACC) initiative: guidelines and strategic directions 2011–14.

Melbourne: Victorian Department of Health

This report, which has now been archived, outlined the program logic model for the Aboriginal health promotion and chronic care partnership (AHPACC) initiative, which supported people in Victoria who have chronic disease, or are at risk of chronic disease. The report specified seven strategic directions that aimed to strengthen the program and inform broader policy and program development during 2011-2014.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Women's Health East (2011)

The Aboriginal health promotion and chronic care partnership (AHPACC) continuous quality improvement (CQI) tool.

Melbourne: Women's Health East

This tool kit is intended to support planning and prioritising of activity by AHPACC partnerships and may also assist other organisations and partnerships implementing Aboriginal health programs.

Organisations and consortia should use this tool to guide their work by:

It is recommended the completion of the tool be done in partnership with other agencies however, it may also be completed by an individual agency. Completion of the tool should be led by a manager. Involvement of direct service staff is highly valuable in a CQI process however, the tool should not be completed by an individual staff member alone.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 23 September 2015
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