Cross Sector Collaboration
The Tri-Peaks Partnership project 2023-2024 is a two-year collaborative initiative between the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (Centre), Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA), and the Victorian Healthcare Association (VHA). The project aims to expand and extend the supporting cross-sector collaboration, promoting good governance and integrating practices in the child and family, alcohol and other drug and community health sectors (the three sectors). The Tri-Peaks Partnership project is resourced by the Department of Family, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) and the Department of Health (DH).
The Tri-Peaks Partnership project continues to grow in strength and to be successful because of the relationship and ways of working of the Tri-Peaks Partnership project team.
Over the next two years, the Tri-Peaks Partnership project will expand the program of work to deliver the following activities:
• Online Webinar Series and an Innovation Series
• Mentoring program
• Governance Toolkit
• Cross-sector workshops, roundtables and capability building events
• Program evaluation
The Community Services Mentoring Program brings together experienced cross-sectoral leaders, managers, and frontline workforces from the child and family services, AOD, and community health sectors.
Monthly webinars focused on cross-sector learning and development and key reforms and priorities of the Victorian and Commonwealth governments, policy and practice reform in the child and family, alcohol and other drugs, mental health, and health and community health sectors.
Cross-sector collaboration and capability building
An opportunity for leadership and middle managers to identify greater cross-sector collaboration to support capability uplift and improve outcomes and experiences for clients and families.
Research and resources
Tri-Peaks Literature Review and Summary
The literature review was undertaken to highlight the key elements of effective organisational collaboration between non-government organisations. The report is based on a desktop review of published resources on strategic collaboration; initiatives that supported clients across the health and/or human services sectors; and organisational collaborations across different sectors or disciplines. We found limited research specifically on cross-peak collaborations and their positive impacts on outcomes for children, young people and their families.
The Tri-Peaks Project has released a Board Survey to identify what support and resources board members would benefit from to support good governance practice as part of the Tri-Peaks Project.
Read the Board Survey Results
The Roundtable generated ideas to prioritise five action groups to progress. The Workshop generated ideas to prioritise eight action groups.
Take a look at the Visualisations.