Strengthening Victoria's community health services
The Community Health Taskforce has been established to advise the Victorian Government on opportunities to strengthen community health services so they can better meet the healthcare needs of vulnerable Victorians.
The Taskforce will work with the sector and others to identify a shared vision about the role and priorities for community health now, and into the future.
The Community Health Taskforce will operate for a duration of up to 12 months and will be chaired by former community health chief executive, Phillip Bain.
The Taskforce will:
- Oversee a review and consultation process to identify a shared vision for the role and priorities of community health services now and into the future.
- Identify opportunities to strengthen the community health sector’s capacity to meet the needs of Victoria’s disadvantaged and priority populations.
In undertaking this role, the Taskforce will contribute to, and inform the Department of Health and Human Services’ Action Plan in response to the Victorian Auditor General’s performance audit of the Community Health Program (tabled in the Victorian Parliament in June 2018).
For a copy of the full Terms of Reference please click here.
Please see below the Taskforce members.
| Phillip Bain
|| Chair, Community Health Taskforce
| Kerryn Anderson
|| Director, Primary and Community Services, South West Healthcare
| Leanne Beagley
|| Chair, Victorian Primary Health Network Alliance
| Carlo Carli
|| Chair, Merri Health
| Dale Fraser
|| Chief Executive Officer, Ballarat Health Service
| Ian Hamm
|| Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
| Suzanne Miller
|| Chief Executive Officer, Nexus Primary Health
| Lyn Morgain
|| Chief Executive Officer, cohealth
| Trish O’Hara
|| Professional Officer, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
| Tom Symondson
|| Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association
| Danny Vadasz
|| Chief Executive Officer, Health Issues Centre
The Department will be working closely with the Victorian Healthcare Association on an extensive consultation and engagement process to be led by the Taskforce over the coming months.
If you have any questions or queries please contact the CHtaskforce email on CHtaskforce@dhhs.vic.gov.au
Read the media release from the Minister for Health.