Have you ever been called a ‘Consumer Expert’? by Trish Lord

Have you ever been called a ‘CONSUMER EXPERT’? Several of us (HCCA reps) played this role in mid-December, as part of the Chronic Disease Management Symposium in December 2018.  This is an education and development opportunity for all Canberra Health Services staff. It’s an annual event run by the Chronic Disease Management Unit (CDMU). It was…

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Janne Graham: a reflection by David Pearson

Recently at our conference celebrating 40 years of consumer health advocacy, HCCA awarded Janne Graham our first ever life membership. Janne has been an HCCA member and advocate since the early days , and her understated, yet powerful and persistent advocacy work has been an inspiration to many of the people who are active members…

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Consumers advocacy saves lives! by Kathryn Dwan

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: 22/5/2018