Health Consumers Alliance of SA Inc (HCA) is an incorporated association, governed and controlled by a Board elected by HCA's membership. As a not-for-profit organisation, we are recognised by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) as a Health Promotion Charity.
HCA’s members are health consumers and health consumer organisations. HCA is therefore a consumer-led organisation.
The Board comprises a Chairperson, a Deputy Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and six Board members. Of the 10 member Board, seven are elected directly by the full membership at a general meeting. The other positions are known as "sector representatives" and the Board may appoint up to three people with suitable sector experience, knowledge or expertise.
The Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson are elected directly by the membership, while the Treasurer and Secretary are appointed by the Board.
Board members are appointed for a two-year term.
For more information, please refer to HCA's Constitution, Objects and Rules.
HCA's Board has adopted a Code of Conduct as a public declaration of the principles of good conduct and standards of behaviour they have agreed to demonstrate as individuals, when carrying out their role as a Board member.
HCA’s Strategic Directions 2017 - 2020 were signed off by the Board on 24 October 2016, following consultation with members and other stakeholders between April and October 2016.
Sixty-four individuals representing members, organisational members and stakeholders provided feedback and advice to HCA through an online survey held in April and May 2016. Six key informant interviews were also conducted with executives and leaders in the health sector.
The results informed the Draft Strategic Directions 2017 – 2020, prepared by the Board and HCA staff. HCA members provided valuable feedback on the draft document during the September 2016 members forum. Member feedback was also invited through an online forum.
You can view the summary of consultations in 2016 below.
HCA’s previous Strategic Directions are also available below.