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We value effective community and stakeholder engagement as a fundamental aspect of performing our role. We consider evidence and ideas about the health system from individuals and organisations who impact, or can be impacted by, our analysis – namely the community (consumers, families, carers and the general public) and stakeholders (clinicians, health system managers, non-government organisations and research bodies). Some stakeholders we engage for their expertise in a particular area for our case studies.

We do not advocate or advise on behalf of any group.

 

Data Access Workshop

On 16 March 2017, we, with SAHMRI's South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre (SA Centre), co-hosted a workshop to explore issues with data access for health audit and research with academics, clinicians, consumers and policy makers from public and independent sectors in South Australia.

The workshop showcased South Australian public sector developments in clinical data system developments and data sharing, and advancing transparency in the health sector through data access and use to improve quality and safety of care.

The presentations and output report from the workshop are available for download below:

 

Country Health Advisory Councils (HACs) study

On 14 June 2017, HPC presented at the Combined Health Advisory Council Conference. The annual conference is organised by the country HAC Presiding Members Panel and provides country HAC members an opportunity to share their experiences and hear from other country HACs.

HPC presented the emerging findings from its revisit to the 2011 review of country HAC governance arrangements.

Our revisit review of country HAC governance arrangements was completed in September 2017. The final report is now available for download on our Reports page.

 

Aboriginal Leaders' Forums

We regularly co-host Aboriginal Leaders’ forums with the South Australian Health and Medical Institute's (SAHMRI) Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit. These forums feature presentations by guest speakers, updates on progress of issues that impact on the health of Aboriginal people in South Australia, and resolution of future directions on research topics.

The output reports from previous recent Aboriginal Leaders' Forums are provided for download below:

 

Events and talks

 

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities leaders' forum

In June 2017, Health Performance Council hosted the second Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities (CALD) Leaders' Forum, welcoming over 60 delegates to the one day meeting. The program included a keynote presentation by Mr Paris Aristotle, CEO of Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc (Foundation House), 2017 Victorian Australian of the Year and Officer of the Order of Australia and panel discussions featuring distinguished guest presenters on the topics of:

  • accessing quality patient-level data and using it to improve health outcomes and community wellbeing; and
  • bridging the gap between policy, practice and service models.

The output report from the forum can be downloaded via this link.

In 2016, HPC jointly hosted the first CALD Leaders' Forum with Multicultural Communities Council of SA that included stakeholder discussion of the HPC's 2015 Iolande Principe consultation paper Issues in Health Care in South Australia for People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds - A Scoping Study for the Heath Performance Council.

 

State of Our Health consultation project

In early 2016, we invited feedback on the new State of Our Health from the Minister’s Office, SA Health managers, HPC prescribed bodies and other key HPC stakeholders with an online survey, face-to-face meetings and an invitation to provide written submissions. These consultations revealed high levels of satisfaction. Feedback received is that you find State of Our Health well-structured, easy to use and understand and covers key health indicators of the South Australian population. The consultations also provided us with useful suggestions for areas where State of Our Health could further improve.

Please click here to view the output report from the State of Our Health consultation project.