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Health services require a diverse set of resources to deliver high quality care. In addition to operational funding and infrastructure, they need access to information to drive improvements in service delivery.
The Victorian health policy and funding guidelines 2014-15 describe policy and funding changes proposed by the Victorian Department of Health for 2014-15. The VHA is seeking member feedback and relevant case studies on how health services may be impacted by the new guidelines.
The highlight of the VHA Annual Conference will be a pre-election debate between Victorian Health Minister David Davis and Shadow Health Minister Gavin Jennings. This highly anticipated debate will give conference delegates unprecedented access to both sides of parliament in the final weeks before the state election. It will be hosted by respected ABC Radio National journalist and presenter of 'The Health Report' Norman Swan.
The conference 'New Frontiers in Health Funding' is on 9-10 October at Melbourne's Hilton on the Park.
A report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found the management of common health conditions varies depending upon where people live. The report 'Geographic Variations in Health Care: What do we know and what can be done to improve health system performance?' compared results from 13 participating countries, including Australia.
Compared to other OECD countries, Australia was found to have a high knee replacement rate, a high rate of caesarean section, and a relatively high rate for hysterectomies. The VHA believes health services should have access to comparable information showing differences in care and service provision by region and data comparing the effects of different models of care for selected procedures, such as hip replacement. Read more
Early bird registrations close on 30 September for Ballarat Community Health's 'Challenging Responses to Family Violence' conference on 12-13 November. The conference theme reflects the need for cultural and societal views about domestic and family violence to be challenged. It promotes opportunities for practitioners, organisations and funding bodies to explore best practice models for the ongoing provision of prevention and support programs for people affected by family violence.
International keynote speakers , Dr Allan Wade and Dr Steven Stosny, will also host one-day workshops on Tuesday 11 and Friday 14 November. Read more
VHA Chief Executive Trevor Carr has resigned to take up a new role as Chief Executive of Leading Aged Services Australia (Victoria).
Trevor has led the VHA for eight years, through a period of significant growth and change. With a focus on policy development, advocacy and representation, Trevor has built up the VHA membership to include more than 90% of Victorian public health services and all of the state's community health services.
Trevor will finish at the VHA on 17 October and commence his new role at LASA (Vic) in November.
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- Health Policy and Funding Guidelines 2014-1519 Sep 2014
- AGM and nominations for director positions09 Sep 2014
- Community Health Program Guidelines03 Sep 2014
- AOD and MHCSS recommissioning consultation03 Sep 2014
- Announcing resignation of VHA Chief Executive 28 Aug 2014
- Rethinking our health system31 Jul 2014
- VHA Board of Directors call for nominations31 Jul 2014
- New VHA Chair and Deputy Chair appointed28 Jul 2014