Since its inception, Health Issues Centre has taken great interest in health policy at many levels including federal, state and local government, and that of individual health services. Policy shapes the health services available to people. Health Issues Centre works to influence health policy so that all Australians can have access to health care that meets their needs and delivers good health outcomes. Health Issues Centre believes that consumers, carers and community members should have a say in the development, implementation and evaluation of health policy.
Health Issues Centre uses a number of means to influence health policy. These include:
These documents set out Health Issues Centre’s views on particular aspects of the health system.
Go to our Policy Positions page for more information.
Health Issues Centre often makes submissions and responses to consultation papers, draft Bills, and policy documents.
Go to our Submissions page for more information.
Health Issues Centre is currently working with partners on campaigns focusing on three areas: Health Reform, Oral Health, and Medicare
Go to our Campaigns page for more information.
Health Issues Centre, in partnership with other health and/or consumer organisations, produces media releases on important issues and to coincide with important events and campaigns.
Go to our Media Releases page for more information.