The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is a legislated and strategic advisory committee to the AWH Board of Directors. The CAC provides advice and guidance to the AWH Board regarding engagement with consumers, carers and community members. The CAC brings the voices of the community and consumers into the decision-making processes of AWH to ensure we develop services that are responsive to the needs of our diverse community. CAC members provide information and advice on needs, demands and service developments from a community perspective.
What is the purpose and role of the Community Advisory Committee?
The CAC’s key purpose is to increase consumer, carer and community participation in the delivery of health services provided by AWH. The CAC’s roles are to:
The CAC is responsible for the development of the AWH Community Participation Plan and for input into the AWH Consumer and Community Engagement Framework[JC1] .
Who are the Community Advisory Committee members?
The CAC has 8-12 members appointed by the AWH Board. Membership includes community representatives and AWH Board Directors, supported by members of the AWH senior management team. Community members are appointed as individuals, not as representatives of any organisation. ACA members are chosen for their ability to provide a consumer, care and/or community perspective and for their demonstrated interest and passion to improve health service delivery.
Members of the CAC are representatives on various AWH Working Groups and Committees including the Board sub-committees for quality and primary care and population health; the person-centred care committee and patient information project[JC1] .
Current members are:
Consumer Participation is Important at AWH
If you would like to be involved with the Community Advisory Committee or would like to join the Albury Wodonga Health Consumer & Volunteer Network please contact the AWH Resource Officer and ask for an information pack.
AWH Resource Officer
Albury Wodonga Health
PO Box 326
P: 02 6058 4744 E: email@example.com