HCCA is a health promotion charity and the peak health consumer advocacy body in the ACT, supporting and developing health consumer perspectives and policy in the Territory since incorporation in 1978. HCCA is an organisation through which everyone can participate in policy, planning and service decisions that affect their health. HCCA works to improve the quality and availability of health services, supports consumers to identify shared priorities about health and represents these views to the ACT Government and health services.

HCCA is committed to improving the

quality and safety of health services


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Janne Graham: a reflection

In 1997, I was appointed to a position in the Commonwealth Health Department that, amongst other things, serviced a significant policy committee – the Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council (APAC). This group consisted of representatives of over 30 organisations that had a partnership role in implementing Australia’s National Medicines Policy.  Chaired at the time by the…

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Consumers advocacy saves lives!

Consumer advocacy rarely achieves quick wins. It can take some time before collective effort bears fruit. But never doubt its power! Last week the Public Health Association launched a report entitled Top 10 public health successes of the last 20 years. So many successes achieved through so much hard work, and so many lives saved!…

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Annual General Meeting – 2017

On Wednesday 1 November we had the Annual General Meeting of the Health Care Consumers Association. We are pleased to announce that the following people are on the Executive Committee: Sue Andrews (President) Michelle Banfield (Vice President) Indra Gajanayake (Treasurer) And the general members of the committee are Lou Bannister, Marion Reilly, Alan Thomas, Marcus…

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Last updated: 15/10/2018