Who We Are
A Collective Impact Initiative
Community working together to drive change
The Community Plate is taking a Collective Impact approach to bring people together, and drive action aimed at strengthening the local food system and improving healthy eating outcomes in the Frankston City and Mornington Peninsula region.
In late 2017, primary prevention representatives from across the region came together for a workshop facilitated by Navigating Outcomes to explore better ways of working together around healthy eating.
As a result, Peninsula Health, Frankston City Council, MorningtonPeninsula Shire, Frankston Mornington Peninsula Primary Care Partnership, Department of Health and Human Services and Monash University have committed to taking a Collective Impact approach to strengthening the local food system, and in doing so, to improve healthy eating outcomes in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula communities.
Peninsula Health and Frankston Mornington Peninsula Primary Care Partnership are resourcing the approach, and the focus over the coming 12 months will be defining The Community Plate’s common aspiration and activating the local community to get involved.
We invite you to join The Community Plate!
Community participation is critical to Collective Impact, the Collective will be engaging with organisations, agencies and community members over the coming months and inviting them to be actively involved.
What is a Collective Impact approach?
A Collective Impact approach takes working in partnership and collaboration to the next level. The approach calls for multiple organisations from different sectors and community members to unite under a shared vision for change and adopt a common agenda. It is founded on the belief that no one organisation can solve a complex social problem on their own.
There are five core conditions that support a Collective Impact approach.
- A common aspiration or agenda
- Shared measurement systems
- Mutually reinforcing activities
- Continuous communication
- A backbone support organisation