Community advisory committee support program

The key role of CACs is to promote and advocate for participation across all levels of their health service.

What we do

We support health services with their Community Advisory Committees (CACs) in metropolitan and regional health services across Victoria. The key role of CACs is to promote and advocate for participation across all levels of their health service.

These committees provide a unique consumer perspective to all aspects of a health service’s operation and healthcare provision. They work as an advisory committee to the Board and are essential partners in the delivery of safe, high quality care for everyone. 

Clinical conversation

As part of this program we deliver a number of key services to support consumer members of CACs and the health service staff and board members who work with them:

  • Skill development workshops

  • Networking events

  • Orientation support

  • Online resources

  • Service visits

  • Onsite training for Community Advisory Committees

A network for consumer participation managers convene bimonthly to enable regular sharing of projects and provide feedback to the Department of Health. The network members regularly communicate with each other between meetings to further develop their work and share resources.

For more information

Contact Health Issues Centre 

In the spotlight

Resource library

The resource library contains a wealth of consumer participation reports, articles, case studies and other publications.

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