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Integrating consumer engagement in health and medical research – an Australian framework

HCA in collaboration with the South Australian Medical Research Institute has published a paper on developing a framework for integrating consumer engagement in health and medical research. The purpose of the paper is to develop a workable framework for consumer and community engagement for a new medical research institute with broader application. You can read the full paper here.

Working Together: an update on Mental Health, Primary Health and Transforming Health

Last Friday, 17 February 2017,  HCA hosted a forum to inform consumers and the non-government sector about changes and priorities across the primary health, mental health and hospital health sectors, and to identify opportunities for engagement and collaboration. The forum was a success with 47 attendees. A report outlining the outcome and recommendations from the forum will be released in the coming weeks. You can view the speakers' presentation slides below. 

TH Presentation 

PHN Presentation

SA MHC Presentation

 

New RAH Update: February

The New RAH update provides a monthly update on services and project milestones at the new hospital, with the aim of creating greater awareness amongst both staff and the community. This months edition inclides a sneak peak at the new rooms. You can download the February update here.

Cancer Voices SA – February Newsletter

Cancer voices celebrates its 10th Year of Advocacy this year. This month’s newsletter includes a summary of the Survivorship Conference held in Adelaide during February. You can download the newsletter here.

 

Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres (AHRTC) Alliance joint communiqué #2

The second joint communiqué from the four National Health Medical Research Council AHRTC has been released. It provides an update on discussions with the Commonwealth Department of Health in relation to the Medical Research Future Fund. You can download the communiqué below.

AHRTC communique #2


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Events

Addressing child and adolescent mental health: The key to disrupting intergenerational disadvantage

Thursday 23 March 2017

Developmental Educators Australia are hosting Addressing child and adolescent mental health: The key to disrupting intergenerational disadvantage at the South Australian Medical Research Institute (SAMRI). The morning session will describe the need and imperative to do better, and the afternoon session will cover needs-based response service. You can find out more and register here.

 

Policy Webinar: Overview of the Australian Health System

Wednesday 8 March 2017

The policy webinar aims to provide consumers with a deeper understanding of how the Australian Health Systems works. The webinar will go for one hour between 12.15pm – 1.15pm, you can find out more and register your interest to participate here.

Symposium on Policies for Health Equity

Tuesday 11 April 2017

The Symposium on Policies for Health Equity will be held in Adelaide between 9am – 5pm. Sir Michael Marmot will give the keynote address, followed by presentations on intersectoral action for health equity. The symposium will include case studies from SA Health in All Policies, demonstrating the experiences of intersectoral action to promote wellbeing and health equity. You can view the full flyer below. You can register to attend here.

Flyer: Policies for Health Equity

Adelaide Fringe: Abseil for AnglicareSA

17 – 18  March 2017

Abseil for AnglicareSA will offer 200 people the exclusive opportunity to abseil down the side of the Intercontinental Adelaide, descending 70 metres to the ground, whilst experiencing sunset or twilight views of the Adelaide Oval, and from Adelaide Hills to the coastline. The event seeks to raise funds for AnglicareSA’s Emergency Assistance Services and Employment and Training Support for families in need. You can find out more and register here.

Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting

Thursday 4 May 2017

The inaugural Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting to be held at Melbourne cricket ground this year. This event will bring together existing and prospective members, as well as other key stakeholders, to showcase the progress of the initiative in the two years since launch - including measures of success and impact to date.
It will be a forum to:

• recognise achievements and share learnings since the inception of Choosing Wisely Australia,
• showcase work with health professionals and consumers that aligns with initiative objectives, and to
• Identify future collaboration opportunities between stakeholders.

Ultimately, the National Meeting seeks to empower Choosing Wisely stakeholders to effect a culture shift within the healthcare system – through conversations that support the ongoing effort to eliminate unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures. You can find out more and register to attend here.


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