Our Planet, Our Health

April 6th, 2022|

“There is almost no health condition that will not be affected by the climate crisis we are facing, so it’s hard to over-emphasise just how fundamental this problem is. It’s going to affect every aspect of health care” – Dr Rob Phair, President, Rural Doctors Association of Victoria Climate change [...]

Federal Budget 2022-23

March 30th, 2022|

The Federal Government has delivered its 2022-23 Budget, set against the backdrop of growing inflationary pressures, conflict in Europe, ongoing pandemic impacts, and a Federal election in May. Key initiatives include a cost-of-living package, small business tax incentives, support for apprentices and $17.9 billion of priority road and rail infrastructure. [...]

Working together to connect government and communities

March 23rd, 2022|

A government’s ability to meaningfully connect with and engage everyday people can dramatically help or hinder their ability to protect and improve the health of communities. We know that partnering with consumers and communities was critical to government’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic, for example in ensuring compliance with restrictions [...]

Unlocking the potential of consumer leaders through support and understanding

December 1st, 2021|

How health consumer leaders are supported can have a significant impact on their experience. It influences the way people participate, the quality of insights that can be uncovered and can result in a positive long-term impact for the service and consumers. There is a huge opportunity for services to tap [...]

Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights

July 15th, 2021|

With funding from Safer Care Victoria, we recently hosted two online forums with consumers and health professionals to discuss the revised Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights. One featured Alfred Health presenting their Patients Come First Strategy which has focused on encouraging staff to embed the Charter in day-to-day practice and has [...]

Full Report: Will Sharing Improve Caring?

December 15th, 2020|

Consumers across two consultation forums hosted by Health Issues Centre provided only highly qualified support for plans by DHHS to introduce a Clinical Information Sharing system. Almost 150 consumers, consumer representatives and community organisation representatives participated in on-line forums to respond to the discussion paper published by DHHS. This paper [...]

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