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What's new from the Health Performance Council:

  • 09 October 2019: Read the paper we presented to the International Evaluation Conference in Sydney about the governance model of our post-implementation review of Country Health’s Aboriginal Community & Consumer Engagement Strategy.
  • 30 September 2019: Read our output reports of our visit to the Limestone Coast earlier in September. 
  • September 2019: Find out about our developing project to measure and report on whether and to what extent there may exist institutional racism in South Australia’s Local Health Networks.
  • 13 Sep 2019: We held our regular, bi-monthly Council meeting. Minutes of the previous meeting (July 2019) and of earlier meetings are available for download from our Meeting minutes page.
  • 26 Aug 2019: We released a statistical addendum utilising linked data to complement last year's Revisit review of South Australia's Palliative Care Services Plan 2009-16. Find out more.
  • 20 June 2019: The government has issued its formal response to our 4-yearly review for 2015–2018. Find out more.
  • 09 May 2019: Aboriginal Leaders’ Forum held at Tauondi in Port Adelaide. This was the eleventh in our popular series of twice-yearly meetings of South Australia’s Aboriginal leaders who have an interest in health, wellbeing and population health research. Find out more
  • 06 May 2019: We wrote to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing in response to the Health Care (Governance) Amendment Bill 2019 being introduced into the South Australian Parliament. This Bill includes provisions for the dissolution of the Health Performance Council once the Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health is established. For more information and to download a copy of our response, see our About Us page.
  • 04 Apr 2019: Our major 4-yearly review into the performance of the South Australian health system for the period 2015–2018 has been tabled in Parliament. Read the web edition (selected content only) or download the full PDF.
  • 14 Mar 2019: We are pleased to welcome Ellen Fraser-Barbour as a new member of the Health Performance Council. Find out more.
  • 08 Mar 2019: Our annual South Australian summary from the health indicators in the Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services is now available
  • 31 Jan 2019: We have published our final report from our post-implementation review of Country Health SA’s Aboriginal Community & Consumer Engagement Strategy. Download the report or find out more.

The Health Performance Council is a statutory Ministerial advisory body established under the Health Care Act 2008. We are South Australia’s only external review body providing expert advice to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing on the performance of the state’s health systems. Our advice focuses on health outcomes for South Australians, in aggregate and for sub-population groups; on governance; and on the effectiveness of community engagement.

We produce four-yearly reviews of South Australian health system performance, case studies and other monitoring reports.

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The Health Performance Council acknowledges the Aboriginal peoples of South Australia and their ongoing contributions to and participation in the life of South Australia. We acknowledge and respect their spiritual relationship with their respective countries.

We also acknowledge the diversity of Aboriginal people in South Australia. South Australia is estimated to be the area of 50 different language groups at the time of European colonisation and 36 continuing language groups (source: Reconciliation SA). Aboriginal peoples in their diversity have demonstrated resilience and have made significant contributions to South Australia despite the ongoing effects of colonisation and dispossession.