The Integrated Care Communities of Practice (CoP) provide an opportunity to bring together general practice, community health services, hospitals, council services, allied health services, community pharmacies, social services, social groups and others with a view to improving awareness and connectivity between local services.

The main aims of the CoPs are to:

  • Support relationship building across the sectors in local areas,
  • Promote local service awareness,
  • Promote connectivity and communication,
  • Share ideas for patient centred care in the region, and
  • Promote the development of collaborative approaches to care together

CoP events cover various topics and often feature guest speakers and panels of local services for each region. The CoPs include facilitated discussion and optional networking at the end.

Currently there are Integrated Care Communities of Practice in the below areas. If you work in health and social services in any of these areas please join in

Bayside Glen Eira Integrated Care Community of Practice

Next Event

  • 30 March 2021 virtual event: Addiction Case Discussion. For further information or to register email manager@adma.org.au

Past events

  • 16 February 2021 virtual event: Mental Health Case Discussion. Presenter Dr Nicolas Mims, Alfred Health.
  • 8 December 2020 virtual event: Case Discussion-Voluntary assisted dying: a collaborative approach to end of life care. Presenters: Dr Jamie Parker-Smith & Lisa O’Driscoll, Alfred Health
  • 24 November virtual event: Case discussion chaired by Dr Daniel Fineberg
  • 10 November 2020 virtual event: Case discussion chaired by Dr Richard Coates
  • 20 October 2020 virtual event: Case Discussion chaired by Dr Daniel Fineberg
  • 6 October 2020 virtual event: Case Discussion of older man presenting to ED whose aim was to return home, chaired by Dr Daniel Fineberg
  • 26 August 2020 virtual event: Provider Health and Wellbeing in the Time of COVID-19
  • 22 May 2020 OR 26 May 2020 virtual events
    Having Difficult Conversations. Morning Flyer ; Evening Flyer 
  • 3 March 2020
    Registrations: 101, from Aged Care Services, Alfred Health, Allied Health, Parks Victoria,  Bayside City Council, Carer Services, Community Health, DHHS, General Practice, Home Nursing, Monash Health, Pharmacy, Southern Melb Primary Care Partnership, SEMPHN, Support Groups, NWPHN, Ambulance Victoria, Alcohol and Drug Services, Bolton Clarke, City of Glen Eira, Monash Uni, Eastern Health.
    What did attendees think?  Review the feedback
  • 23 October 2019
    Registrations: 52 from Alfred Health, DHSV, SEMPHN, DHHS, General Practice, SMPCP, Community Health and Pharmacy.
    What did attendees think?  Review the feedback
  • 18 June 2019
    Registrations: 75 from Aged Care Services, Alfred Health, Allied Health, Ambulance Victoria, Bayside City Council, Cabrini, Carer Services, Community Health, DHHS, DVA, General Practice, Home Nursing, Monash Health, Pharmacy, Southern Melb Primary Care Partnership, SEMPHN, Support Group, Victoria Police.
    What did attendees think? Review the feedback
  • 6 March 2019
    Registrations: 65 from General Practice; Hospitals; Council; Aged Care; Community Health, Social Services; Social Support; Palliative Care; Mental Health Services and more
    What did attendees think? Review the feedback
  • 14 November 2018
    Registrations: 74 from General Practice; Hospitals; Council; Aged Care; Community Health, Social Services; Social Support; Palliative Care; Mental Health Services and more
    What did attendees think? Review the feedback

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Casey Cardinia Integrated Care Community of Practice

Next Event

  • 7.00am-8.30am 16 March 2021 virtual event: Mental Health Case Study. Presenters: Dr WeeJie Chee, Dr Akshay Ilango & Sally Wall, Monash Health; Liz Perrin SEMPHN. Register in advance here

Past events

  • 27 October 2020 virtual event: The New Normal: Challenges and Opportunities Post COVID 19
  • 25 August 2020 virtual event: Helping Vulnerable Communities during COVID 19 pandemic
  • 29 May 2020 virtual event: The Having Difficult Conversations  Flyer
  • 18 February 2020
    Registrations:  100 from ADMA, Aged Home Care Services, Allied Health, City of Casey, Community Health Services, Disability Services, DHHS, Family Services, General Practices, Home Nursing Services, Mental Health Services, Monash Community, Monash Health, Neighbourhood Houses, Palliative Care, Pharmacy, Social Services, Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre, Enliven Primary Care Partnership, Parks Victoria, Cardinia Shire Council.
    What did the attendees think?  Review the feedback
  • 15 October 2019
    Registrations:  56 from ADMA, Aged Home Care Services, Allied Health, City of Casey, Community Health Services, Disability Services, DHHS, Family Services, General Practices, Home Nursing Services, Mental Health Services, Monash Community, Monash Health, Neighbourhood Houses, Palliative Care, Pharmacy, Social Services, Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre, Enliven Primary Care Partnership
    What did the attendees think? Review the feedback
  • 15 May 2019
    Registrations: 64 from Aged Home Care, Allied Health Services, Bolton Clarke, City Of Casey, Community Centre, Community Health, DHHS, enliven PCP, General Practices, Mental Health Services, Monash Health, Neighbourhood Houses, Palliative Care, Pharmacy, SEMPHN, Social Services
    What did the attendees think? Review the feedback
  • 28 February 2019
    Registrations: 65 from General Practice; Hospitals; Council; Aged Care; Community Health, Social Services; Social Support; Palliative Care; Mental Health Services and more
    What did attendees think? Review the feedback 
  • 17 October 2018
    Registrations: 45 from General Practice; Hospitals; Council; Aged Care; Community Health, Social Services; Social Support; Palliative Care; Mental Health Services and more
    What did attendees think? Review the feedback

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Greater Dandenong Integrated Care Community of Practice

Next Event

  • 7.00am-8.30am 16 March 2021 virtual eventMental Health Case Study. Presenters: Dr WeeJie Chee, Dr Akshay Ilango & Sally Wall, Monash Health; Liz Perrin SEMPHN. Register in advance here

Past events

  • 27 October 2020 virtual event: The New Normal: Challenges and Opportunities Post COVID 19
  • 25 August 2020 virtual event: Helping Vulnerable Communities during COVID 19 pandemic
  • 29 May 2020 virtual event: The Having Difficult Conversations morning event Flyer
  • 16 April 2020 via Zoom (17 March 2020 rescheduled due to COVID 19)
    Registrations: 54 from City of Greater Dandenong, Community Health Services, Neighbourhood House, Disability Services, Employment Services, enliven Primary Care Partnership, General Practices, Home Nursing Services, Mental Health Services, Monash Community, Monash Health, Neighbourhood Houses, Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre
    What did the attendees think? Review the feedback
  • 8 October 2019
    Registrations: 45 from Aged Home Care Services, City of Greater Dandenong, Community Health Services, Neighbourhood House, Vic DHHS, Diabetes Victoria, Disability Services, Employment Services, enliven Primary Care Partnership, General Practices, Home Nursing Services, Mental Health Services, Monash Community, Monash Health,Neighbourhood Houses, Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre
    What did the attendees think? Review the feedback 
  • 16 May 2019
    Registrations: 51 from Allied Health Services, Alfred Health Carer Services, City of Greater Dandenong, Community Health, enliven Primary Care Partnership, General Practices, Mental Health Services, Monash Health, SEMPHN, Social Services, South East Palliative Care, Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre, Vic DHHS
    What did the attendees think? Review the feedback
  • 20 February 2019
    Attendees : 59 from General Practice; Hospitals; Council; Aged Care; Community Health, Social Services; Social Support; Palliative Care; Mental Health Services and more
    What did attendees think? Review the feedback

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Kingston Integrated Care Community of Practice

Next Event

  • 30 March 2021 virtual event: Addiction Case Discussion. For further information or to register email manager@adma.org.au

Past events

  • 16 February 2021 virtual event: Mental Health Case Discussion. Presenter Dr Nicolas Mims, Alfred Health.
  • 8 December 2020 virtual event: Case Discussion-Voluntary assisted dying: a collaborative approach to end of life care. Presenters: Dr Jamie Parker-Smith & Lisa O’Driscoll, Alfred Health
  • 24 November virtual event: Case discussion chaired by Dr Daniel Fineberg
  • 10 November 2020 virtual event: Case discussion chaired by Dr Richard Coates
  • 20 October 2020 virtual event: Case Discussion chaired by Dr Daniel Fineberg
  • 6 October 2020 virtual event: Case Discussion of older man presenting to ED whose aim was to return home, chaired by Dr Daniel Fineberg
  • 26 August 2020 virtual event: Provider Health and Wellbeing in the Time of COVID-1
  • 22 May 2020 OR 26 May 2020 virtual events
    Having Difficult Conversations. Morning Flyer ; Evening Flyer 
  • 17th April 2020 via Zoom (24th March 2020 rescheduled due to COVID 19)
    Registrations:  55 from Alfred Health, Community Health, Kingston City Council, Mental Health Services, Monash Health, Peninsula Health, Victorian DHHS, Social Services, SM PCP, SEMPHN
    What did attendees think? Review the feedback
  • 29th October 2019
    Registrations:  28 from Alfred Health, Community Health, Kingston City Council, Mental Health Services, Monash Health, Peninsula Health, Victorian DHHS, Social Services, SM PCP, SEMPHN
    What did attendees think? Review the feedback
  • 26th June 2019
    Registrations: 49 from Aged Care Services, Alfred Health, Allied Health, Community Health, General Practice, Home Nursing Services, Kingston City Council, Mental Health Services, Monash Health, Neighbourhood Houses, Pharmacy, SEMPHN, SM PCP, Social Services, Support Group, Victoria Police, Victorian DHHS
    What did the attendees think? Review the feedback
  • 20 March 2019
    Attendees: 56 from General Practice; Hospitals; Council; Aged Care; Community Health, Social Services; Social Support; Palliative Care; Mental Health Services and more
    What did attendees think? Review the feedback

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Stonnington Port Phillip Integrated Care Community of Practice

Next Event

  • 30 March 2021 virtual event: Addiction Case Discussion. For further information or to register email manager@adma.org.au

Past Events

  • 16 February 2021 virtual event: Mental Health Case Discussion. Presenter Dr Nicolas Mims, Alfred Health.
  • 8 December 2020 virtual event: Case Discussion-Voluntary assisted dying: a collaborative approach to end of life care. Presenters: Dr Jamie Parker-Smith & Lisa O’Driscoll, Alfred Health
  • 24 November virtual event: Case discussion chaired by Dr Daniel Fineberg
  • 10 November 2020 virtual event: Case discussion chaired by Dr Richard Coates
  • 20 October 2020 virtual event: Case Discussion chaired by Dr Daniel Fineberg
  • 6 October 2020 virtual event: Case Discussion of older man presenting to ED whose aim was to return home, chaired by Dr Daniel Fineberg
  • 26 August 2020 virtual event: Provider Health and Wellbeing in the Time of COVID-19
  • 22 May 2020 OR 26 May 2020 virtual events
    Having Difficult Conversations. Morning Flyer ; Evening Flyer 
  • 25 February 2020  Registrations: 80, from ADMA, Aged Care Services, Alfred Health, Allied Health, AOD services, Breastscreen Victoria, Bolton Clarke, City of Port Phillip, Community Health, DHHS, General Practice, Home Nursing Services, Mental Health Services, Patient Education, Pharmacy, Southern Melbourne Primary Care Partnership, Social Services, Stonnington City Council, SEMPHN, NWMPHN, Western Health, Jewish Care.
    What did the attendees think?  Review the feedback
  • 11 October 2019  Registrations:  51 from ADMA, Aged Care Services, Alfred Health, Allied Health, AOD services, Breastscreen Victoria, Bolton Clarke, City of Port Phillip, Community Health, Dental Services, DHHS, General Practice, Home Nursing Services, Mental Health Services, Patient Education, Pharmacy, Southern Melbourne Primary Care Partnership, Social Services, Stonnington City Council.
    What did attendees think?  Review the feedback.
  • 23 May 2019  Registrations: 59 from Aged Care Services, Alfred Health, Allied Health Services, Bolton Clarke, Cabrini, City of Port Phillip, Community Health, DHHS, General Practice, Mental Health Services, Monash Health, Pharmacy, SMPCP, Social Services, SEMPHN, Support Group, Victoria Police
    What did the attendees think? Review the feedback
  • 1 March 2019  Attendees: 64 from General Practice; Hospitals; Council; Aged Care; Community Health, Social Services; Social Support; Palliative Care; Mental Health Services and more
    What did attendees think? Review the feedback

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Western Melbourne Integrated Care Community of Practice

Next Event

  • 7am 18 March 2021: Rolling out COVID Vaccination in our Community. Presenters Dr Marion Kainer, Head Infectious Diseases, Western Health; Janelle Devereux, Executive Director, Health Systems Integration, NWMPHN; Em Taylor, Community Engagement Manager COVID Response, coHealth; Dr Finn Romanes, Head Western Health Public Health Unit. Register in advance here.

Past Events

  • 10 November 2020: Adaptation and Learnings during COVID-19
  • 15 September 2020: Working with Vulnerable Communities during COVID-19

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Clinicians, providers and leaders from health and social services in the above regions are invited to attend their local CoP. For more information contact https://adma.org.au/contact/

ADMA has developed an Integrated Care Community of Practice (CoP) Toolkit for those seeking to develop a CoP for all sectors in their region. Access the toolkit here.

The CoPs are developed and supported by