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News2022-10-06T15:27:25+11:00

Health Issues Centre Welcomes New CEO

November 30th, 2022|

The Board of Health Issues Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Alison Coughlan as the new CEO for HIC following an extensive and rigorous recruitment process. Alison brings to the role a breadth and depth of experience which she will use to continue to build on the consumer [...]

Your Long COVID Support Online Community

November 28th, 2022|

Managing the impacts of Long COVID can feel isolating. With new evidence emerging all the time and regular reporting in the media of the widespread and serious nature of the condition, it can be hard to know where to turn. To meet this growing need, we have recently launched an [...]

COVID Antivirals Forum Findings

October 20th, 2022|

On Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th of September, Health Issues Centre hosted the ninth in a series of COVID-19 forums. Titled "Antivirals – How do they work, who should use them and how do we increase uptake?" these two forums were made possible with an education grant from Pfizer Australia. [...]

CEO Announcement

September 1st, 2022|

Dear Colleague, After eight exhilarating years leading the Health Issues Centre, I have informed the HIC Board that I will not be seeking a further extension when my current contract expires in November this year. I have made the decision now because I will be on leave for all of [...]

Have your say in designing a new consumer Community of Practice

August 9th, 2022|

Through our work with consumers, we often hear how much you gain from connecting with one another and learning new skills. We also hear that you benefit from problem-solving the challenges you may be facing in finding your voice as a consumer and influencing change in healthcare organisations. Over the [...]

Closing the Digital Divide for Regional Victorians

July 28th, 2022|

Improving the health inequalities faced by rural and regional Victorian communities requires close attention from decision makers. The rapid digitisation of healthcare creates opportunities to reduce barriers to accessing care and to improve health outcomes, however, there is a risk of heightening health inequalities. Addressing the challenges of digital health [...]

Media Release – Budget 2022/23 welcomed by healthcare users, but rollout must centre on their needs

May 3rd, 2022|

The Health Issues Centre – Victoria's peak health consumer organisation – welcomes the Government’s focus on health in the 2022/23 Budget. The Government is right to ‘put patients first.’ Importantly, delivery of these programs must centre on patient needs and perspectives. Health Issues Centre CEO, Danny Vadasz, said “Research has [...]

Vic Budget 2022/23 – Summary for healthcare consumers

May 3rd, 2022|

The Victorian Government has today handed down the 2022/23 Budget, which comes six months before the State election. As expected, health features prominently in the Budget, which is even named “Putting Patients First.” Key commitments of interest for health consumers include: $4.2 billion for the ongoing pandemic response, including: $522 [...]

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