Policy Work 2.0

HCCA advocates for a consumer-centred health care system where

  • everyone has access to the information and services they need
  • health services are safe and high quality
  • consumers play a role in improving the health care system

We achieve this by working closely with people, organisations, service providers and government.

 

HCCA develops policies and contributes to health policy discussions through a number of avenues:

 

Priority policy areas from our Strategic Plan 2014-2017 are:

  • Quality and safety of health care
  • Primary health care
  • Self-management of chronic conditions
  • Aged care
  • Out of pocket cost of health care for consumers

 

We aim for all HCCA health issues policies to be:

  • Evidence-based
  • Inclusive of the diversity of consumer views
  • To provide policy leadership and a strong 'consumer perspective' in relevant public policy debates
  • With oversight from our membership through representation on the Health Policy Steering Committee
  • High quality, measured by an evaluation framework for ensuring the quality of HCCA policy development outputs is developed and modified

Useful Links

 

Consumers Health Forum of Australia

https://chf.org.au/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Consumers NSW

http://www.hcnsw.org.au/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Consumers QLD

http://www.hcq.org.au/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Consumers Alliance of SA

https://www.hcasa.asn.au/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Issues Centre VIC

http://www.healthissuescentre.org.au/about-us/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Consumers' Council WA

http://www.hconc.org.au/

 

 

 

Seeking Your Input

 

 

Check back here soon for more policy input opportunities!

 

What Who How

   

What's New?

HCCA would like to keep you up-to-date to what's happening in the world of consumer advocacy. This page gives you a run down of newly completed profects and those of our colleagues around Australia and the world.

 

 

 

Involving Health Consumers in Health and Medical Research

 

Health Consumers NSW have released a report entitled 'Involving Health Consumers in Health and Medical Research: Enablers and Challenges from a Consumer Perspective'. It is a joint project with Research4Me. The report outlines:

  • types of research consumers are involved in
  • what helps support consumer involvement in research
  • how consumers can add value to clinical trials.