Rural health consumer participation program
We have been engaged to provide training, support and networking opportunities for rural health services.
We have been engaged to provide training, support and networking opportunities for rural health services. The focus is on community engagement and consumer participation in rural health settings. We will be working with consumers, health service staff and board members to build their capacity to partner with each other.
This program is funded by the Victorian Department of Health, Sector Performance, Quality and Rural Health branch. It is an ongoing program. Further activities and training opportunities will be developed in consultation with participating services.
There will be an emphasis on training and skill development to assist rural health services with the implementation of the National Health Service Standards. We will support services to work with their communities and develop meaningful partnerships.
Some key aspects of the program are:
Training in patient and family centred care
Skill development workshops for consumer representatives and board members
Regional forums and networking events
Our staff will also provide regular resourcing and advice to health service staff on any aspect of their consumer participation strategies.
For more information
Contact Health Issues Centre
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