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Consumer Representative Opportunities

We are always looking for new consumer representatives. If you are interested in advocating for a better health system for all, please consider joining HCCA. Please note all HCCA consumer representatives must be members of our organisation and complete consumer representative training.

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HCCA Internal Committees and Opportunities

HCCA Accessible Health Care Consumer Reference Group

Closing Date: 28 March 2023

We are seeking expressions of interest from HCCA members to join our Accessible Healthcare Consumer Reference Group. Formerly the Access and Design Consumer Reference Group, we are refreshing this group to focus on broad issues around access to health care. Some of the areas of interest are:

  • Environmental access – for example:
    • wayfinding
    • transport
    • design of patient-facing areas
  • Accessible communication – for example:
    • use of plain English
    • translation into other languages
  • Digital health information and communication
  • Health literacy – making it easier for people to find, understand, and use health services or information

This consumer reference group informs our work on equitable access to health care for all members of the community. The group includes:

  • HCCA members,
  • HCCA staff, and
  • Representatives from other organisations that have an interest in equitable access to health care.

Download the Accessible Healthcare Consumer Reference Group Terms of Reference

To find out more or to express interest in being part of the Consumer Reference Group, please contact C Moore at [email protected], or call the HCCA office on 6230 7800.

Consumer Participation Training

10am – 3pm, Friday 24 and Friday 31 March, 2023

HCCA’s free consumer participation training is running on the 24th and 31st of March. This training helps you learn skills and information useful in advocating for yourself and others in the health system. When you complete this training and become an HCCA member, you can then also be endorsed by HCCA for consumer representation opportunities.

For details and to register, visit our Eventbrite page

ACT Committees

Capital Health Network (CHN) – Community Advisory Council

Closing date 4 April 2023

CHN is looking for a consumer representative to join their Community Advisory Council. The council provides consumer-centered, value-based, and locally relevant advice and feedback to the CHN Board and management regarding CHN’s key projects, initiatives, and goals.

As a consumer representative, you will bring your personal experience to the group’s discussions. You will need to read committee papers before meetings, seek perspectives from peers and HCCA, and help guide committee discussions and decisions.

The committee will meet at least three times a year, with meetings lasting approximately 2-3 hours during business hours to account for members’ work commitments. The date, time, and location of meetings will be confirmed later.

Download Capital Health Network (CHN) – Community Advisory Council Terms of Reference.

You can nominate for this opportunity using the online form, or by calling the HCCA office on 6230 7800.

Please note that you will need to have completed consumer representative training to be endorsed by HCCA to this committee. You will also need to be a member of the HCCA, which is free and can be done by going to Membership – HCCA

For more information about consumer representative training, please visit How to Become a Consumer Representative on our website.

National/Interstate Opportunities

None at present

Other opportunities

None at present

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

None at present

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