Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can lead a life they value.
We seek to break disadvantage, not by reinforcing dependency, but by working to harness all of government’s resources to build capability, opportunity and inclusion.
Most people want to be connected to their communities, and experience a good life. Their health, safety and wellbeing rely on being able to participate fully in the community and economy and access services they value. Our purpose is to help them to get there.
To do this successfully, the department’s work is focused on four strategic directions:
- Developing person-centred services and care
- Building local solutions
- Providing earlier and more connected support
- Advancing quality, safety and innovation through everything that we do
Our strategic plan
The strategic plan outlines our:
- Strategic context – the major trends, both ongoing and new, that are shaping our work
- Strategic directions – how we will design, implement and operate our services to respond to these challenges
- Outcomes framework and key results – which allow us to align our efforts and measure our effectiveness
- Priority actions – what we will do over the next 12 months to allow us to achieve our results.
The plan will help us to respond to the complex and changing needs of Victorians to ensure they have the best health, wellbeing and safety possible.
It will be used to guide our work and hold ourselves to account over the next year.
The strategic plan:
- Focuses on actions to give Victorians greater control of their own care and break down the barriers in how care is provided
- Presents a greater emphasis on prevention, public health and economic participation, in recognition of the wider social context for health and wellbeing
- Outlines how we will shift our role as system manager and system steward – by strengthening our assurance of the quality and safety of services, including cultural safety – and by making better use of data and evidence to support learning, improvement, innovation and service and infrastructure planning
- Describes our commitment to deeper engagement with our partners and the people we serve, as well as the principles of self-determination for Aboriginal communities
- Introduces our new outcomes framework and leadership charter, which describe how we want to make a difference and how we will measure the impact of our work.