We represent Victorian healthcare users.
In particular, we believe that all consumers should have the opportunity to influence decisions that will impact the quality of their health care and that should especially include those who are vulnerable, marginalised and seldom heard.
- Almost 50% have one or more of the 10 most common chronic conditions – 80% for people aged over 65.
- People living in low SES areas experience poorer health
- One in seven people do not feel they can make sense of health information.
We are committed to the creation of a health system that combats this inequity, prevalence of chronic illness and challenges with health information literacy.