Consumer leaders – Having our voices heard

March 28th, 2023|

Barbara Curzon-Siggers, Consumer Representative and member of the Victorian Health Consumers Community of Practice, shares her reflections on our first meeting and amplifies the voices of other members. The Victorian Health Consumers Community of Practice (CoP) held our first meeting on Tuesday 21 February, supported by Health Issues Centre. A [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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