Health Issues Centre is working towards creating a series of policy positions.
Currently available are policy positions on:
Cultural Diversity Consumer Participation
Paying and Reimbursing Consumers, Carers and Community Members to Participate
Health Issues Centre develops discussion papers on a number of topics.
The following discussion papers are currently available:
Consumer Participation and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities: A Discussion Paper
This discussion paper is intended to assist in the implementation of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) consumers, carer and community participation in the Victorian health care system and builds on existing Victorian government policies regarding participation in health care as well as ethnic health policy.
The paper reviews the principles of community participation in health care; examines some of the barriers and enablers to CALD consumer participation; and outlines the commonalities across Victorian government policy on cultural diversity and participation in health care. The paper also proposes a participation framework for CALD consumer, carer and community participation at the individual, program and department level, and health service level.