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.
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
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
Staff orientation checklist for consumers
An orientation checklist for staff who involve consumers on committees.
Orientation kit for health service staff
This generic consumer orientation kit has been prepared by Health Issues Centre to help staff easily modify and adapt as appropriate for their organisation.
Getting started: involving consumers on committees
This resource was developed by Health Issues Centre to assist health and community organisations to include consumers on advisory or other committees.
DEEP is the Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project which brings together groups of people with dementia across the UK. These guides were created for DEEP groups or individuals with dementia and organisations wanting to work well with people who have dementia.
The resource library contains a wealth of consumer participation reports, articles, case studies and other publications.Go to the library
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