WHAT WE DO
Health Consumers Tasmania is
a Company Limited by Guarantee, funded by the Tasmanian Department of Health
and Primary Health Tasmania and reports to an independent board. Health
Consumers Tasmania has established a community of interest of over 650 people and
has been formally involved in approximately 15 partnerships or
national/state-wide health related committees to date.
Tasmania has been established to provide health consumer advocacy through
· collecting community views and using this
evidence to advocate for a health system that better meets the needs of
· facilitating consumer engagement by placing
health consumers on committees and workshops to inform government
decision-making in service delivery design, program and systems reviews and
· providing training to health consumers on how to
engage with the health system, and to health staff on how to engage with
individual consumers or community groups.
Tasmania is not an industry or union-based body and therefore does not
represent the commercial interests of any one group or body. Rather, Health
Consumers Tasmania is a facilitator for Tasmanian health consumers to express
their views into the health system, and the views of the community more broadly.
READ OUR STRATEGIC PLAN – Health Consumers Tasmania Strategic Plan