Practice Partners Program

A Health Issues Centre consumer support initiative.

Consumers should have an active role in improving health care pathways and participate with confidence in the management of their health.

Health Issues Centre established the Practice Partners Program to stimulate thinking, explore the possibilities and implement innovative new ways for consumers to have highly valued and meaningful roles in improving health outcomes.

The Practice Partners Program involves HIC working with health-related organisations by providing:

  • In-kind contributions of HIC staff time and involvement
  • Direct funding (grant) for the project
  • Both of the above with a total value of $8,000

What are the key criteria?

  • The involvement of consumers in project design and governance
  • New and innovative
  • Scalable and replicable
  • A commitment to sharing the project broadly across the sector
  • Small, rural and regional services prioritised
  • Involvement of less-represented groups is encouraged

Who are the current recipients?

The three successful applicants in the 2017 round of funding are:

Please click on each service for more information about their projects.

Who are the first round recipients?

The four successful applicants from the inaugural 2016 round of funding are:

  • Grampians Integrated Cancer Service
  • Kyabram District Health Service
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Service
  • Swan Hill District Health

Please click on each service for more information about their projects.

When are the next round of applications open?
Applications for the second round of funding have now closed.

Information about the next round of funding will be available on the Health Issues Centre website shortly.

For more information

Please contact Health Issues Centre

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