HIC’s team works on a combination of commissioned projects and campaigns that we have identified as significant health and wellbeing priorities for all Australians.

We champion the voices of everyday people in all aspects of our healthcare system and represent the millions of Victorians receiving healthcare.   

Our cross disciplinary team has a range of experience in:

  • Policy design and implementation
  • Data analysis
  • Advocacy and communications
  • Training delivery and facilitation
  • Lived experience of a range of conditions

We continuously engage with health consumers to:

  • Advocate on behalf of health consumers, particularly those who currently have no influence on the decisions that define public health policy.
  • Identify emerging health needs and gaps in service delivery to ensure that consumers play a central role in health service design
  • Deliver a range of consumer training courses including Australia’s only nationally accredited consumer training.  

CEO profile:

Danny Vadasz, CEO

Danny joined Health Issues Centre eight years ago and under his leadership, the organisation has developed an innovative approach to engaging with all consumers – especially the most vulnerable and hard to reach. Danny’s ambition on arrival at HIC was to broaden the base of engaged consumers so that everyday people could make informed choices and take an active part in their own care. This has been formalised through Health Issues Centre’s innovative Social Listening Platform. Danny has achieved real impact in his extensive community advocacy work. He is passionate about driving sustainable, positive change and throughout his career, has demonstrated strong commitment to the consumer voice and to social justice. Prior to joining Health Issues Centre, Danny was Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer of Australia’s foremost environmental agency – Australian Conservation Foundation. His earlier career included a period as publisher/proprietor of a media company, CEO of a Health Promotion agency and Marketing Director of an international Supplements and Health Foods company. Danny has a long history in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors and has worked extensively in developing successful social enterprise initiatives. His overarching commitment is a driving passion to achieve better consumer health outcomes by listening to everyday people.

Phone: (03) 8676 9051

Email: Danny.Vadasz@hic.org.au

Danny Vadasz, CEO2

Danny joined Health Issues Centre eight years ago and under his leadership, the organisation has developed an innovative approach to engaging with all consumers – especially the most vulnerable and hard to reach. Danny’s ambition on arrival at HIC was to broaden the base of engaged consumers so that everyday people could make informed choices and take an active part in their own care. This has been formalised through Health Issues Centre’s innovative Social Listening Platform. Danny has achieved real impact in his extensive community advocacy work. He is passionate about driving sustainable, positive change and throughout his career, has demonstrated strong commitment to the consumer voice and to social justice. Prior to joining Health Issues Centre, Danny was Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer of Australia’s foremost environmental agency – Australian Conservation Foundation. His earlier career included a period as publisher/proprietor of a media company, CEO of a Health Promotion agency and Marketing Director of an international Supplements and Health Foods company. Danny has a long history in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors and has worked extensively in developing successful social enterprise initiatives. His overarching commitment is a driving passion to achieve better consumer health outcomes by listening to everyday people.

Phone: (03) 8676 9051

Email: Danny.Vadasz@hic.org.au

We provide:

Keynote Speakers

Our CEO, Danny Vadasz, and other experts within the team are available to speak on a range of topics relating to engaging consumers in healthcare.

Health Issues Consulting

With specialist expertise in delivering our proprietary Social Listening Platform, our experts are available to provide tailored solutions to meet your specific needs.

Training and Coaching

We provide a variety of training and development options to  assist your team where a people-centred health perspective can make a difference

Digital Media Experts

With considerable expertise in how to connect with consumers via online channels, our team can support you to deliver digital engagement as an integrated part of your health solution