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IFIC Australia Webinar: Partnering with Community
About the webinar
‘Meeting community needs’ is a phrase often heard in health service planning, but how do you know if you are meeting the needs and expectations of the communities you are working with? And are needs analyses, demographic profiles and epidemiological data all that’s needed when it comes to designing and delivering health intervention.
This webinar will explore the reasons why partnering with communities is essential in developing health services. It will explain the differences between partnering with communities and partnering with health consumers, and why both are needed and how each answers different, complementary questions. The webinar will also include some real world examples of community engagement, focusing on traditionally underserved communities; as well as hints and suggestions on where to begin such partnerships.

Who is speaking?
Dr. Anthony Brown is the Executive Director of Health Consumers NSW, the peak body for patient and health consumers in NSW. Health Consumers NSW assists consumers and health services to work in partnership, to create a more patient-centred health system. Anthony has nearly 30 years’ experience working with various consumer and community groups; including younger people, older people, members of the LGBTI communities, and men and boys. Anthony was previously the Manager of the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre at Western Sydney University, where he was part of the team working to improve health and human services’ ability to engage with men and boys. His PhD explored retired men’s engagement with their community.

Dec 11, 2019 08:00 AM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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