Supporting our Consumer Advisory Committee to meet through the pandemic

October 1st, 2020|

Staying in touch despite physical distancing by Catherine Fraser, Service Development Officer at Your Community Health One of the things we are really proud of at Your Community Health is our diverse and committed Consumer Advisory Committee. It has consistently provided high quality and thoughtful advice to our organisation over [...]

Full report: Are your COVID-19 concerns being heard?

September 10th, 2020|

Emotion boils over at community forum Almost 100 people attended the HIC community forum “Are your COVID-19 concerns being heard?” held on Thursday 27th August, with another 39 unavailable to attend but registering their interest. The Forum was opened by HIC CEO, Danny Vadasz, who spoke about the lessons learnt [...]

Cuppa and Connect roundup

August 25th, 2020|

August 24 event The widening disconnect between Covid policy and consumer experience was the hot topic at August's Cuppa and Connect event. The bumper group of 15 attendees was made up of primarily consumer representatives, a couple of HIC staff, including CEO Danny Vadasz, and one self-proclaimed “fox in the [...]

What would you tell the government if you had the chance?

August 24th, 2020|

This is your chance: Register to attend now  Health Issues Centre has been contacted by a number of community organisations and consumers expressing their frustration at the difficulty of engaging with health authorities regarding the continuing COVID-19 crisis. In particular, we have heard about policy directives that fail to take [...]

Forget your inside voice!

July 8th, 2020|

Consumers take a stand When Sonia Mailer first started working with consumers, they were an enthusiastic but reserved lot. Manager of Melanoma Research Victoria, a multi-centre collaborative research resource, Sonia said a lot has changed since then. “Seven years ago the consumers were shy and didn’t understand their power. They [...]

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