Ageing in the growth corridors: building on the HACC service system

Ageing in the Growth Corridors was a two-year Department of Health initiative to build HACC service system capacity in growth areas.

The future system needed to deliver an appropriate mix of rapidly growing HACC services to support the Active Service approach. The initiative targeted the four local government areas in the North West Metropolitan Region growth corridor (Melton, Wyndham, Hume and Whittlesea).

The project structure was designed to facilitate actions informed by local knowledge and experience, quality data and research and a whole of HACC perspective including an Active Service approach.

The project was intended to deliver sustainable HACC service growth and innovation. It aimed to deliver a preventative approach able to help people to maintain their abilities, confidence and independence.

The University of Melbourne provided program research and evaluation practice to inform and support service system planning and innovation. A regional project structure and process was then developed to support collaboration across municipalities.

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