Join our PHN Community Advisory Committees

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Are you passionate about primary health care within your community?

Our Hunter New England Rural (Tamworth-based) and Central Coast (Erina-based) Community Advisory Committees are both seeking new members with a keen interest in improving the health of his/her communities and an understanding of primary health care and the issues which affect health outcomes. Members are not required to have a health related or clinical background but need to demonstrate active community networks.

What does a Community Advisory Committee do?

The Community Advisory Committees provide the HNECC PHN Board with a community perspective on how best to improve health and wellness in their region; provide insight into identified health issues and present strategies and ideas that will lead to more effective and sustainable health outcomes for their local community.

The Community Advisory Committees were established in 2016/17 and have advised the PHN on a variety of topics such as the PHN’s 2018-23 Strategic Plan, PHN’s health priorities, primary mental health services, healthy weight initiatives and Pitch Nights. The Community Advisory Committees are also provided the opportunity to raise local health issues to the PHN Board for further consideration.

There are three Community Advisory Committees covering the sub-regions of:

  • Central Coast (currently recruiting, three vacancies)
  • Hunter Manning
  • Hunter New England Rural (currently recruiting, two vacancies)

What is the commitment?

Members are required to attend quarterly meetings (face-to-face) held during the day from 10am until 2pm at the local PHN offices (located in Erina, Tamworth and Newcastle) and are remunerated at a flat rate.

Members are expected to remain engaged between meetings and occasionally provide input out of session and/or represent the Committee on other PHN Review Panels. This may include providing input into service design development or assisting with the review of tender applications from service providers.

How to apply?

To submit your expression of interest, please complete the online EOI form relevant to the group below.

Are you passionate about primary health care within your community?

Our Hunter New England Rural (Tamworth-based) and Central Coast (Erina-based) Community Advisory Committees are both seeking new members with a keen interest in improving the health of his/her communities and an understanding of primary health care and the issues which affect health outcomes. Members are not required to have a health related or clinical background but need to demonstrate active community networks.

What does a Community Advisory Committee do?

The Community Advisory Committees provide the HNECC PHN Board with a community perspective on how best to improve health and wellness in their region; provide insight into identified health issues and present strategies and ideas that will lead to more effective and sustainable health outcomes for their local community.

The Community Advisory Committees were established in 2016/17 and have advised the PHN on a variety of topics such as the PHN’s 2018-23 Strategic Plan, PHN’s health priorities, primary mental health services, healthy weight initiatives and Pitch Nights. The Community Advisory Committees are also provided the opportunity to raise local health issues to the PHN Board for further consideration.

There are three Community Advisory Committees covering the sub-regions of:

  • Central Coast (currently recruiting, three vacancies)
  • Hunter Manning
  • Hunter New England Rural (currently recruiting, two vacancies)

What is the commitment?

Members are required to attend quarterly meetings (face-to-face) held during the day from 10am until 2pm at the local PHN offices (located in Erina, Tamworth and Newcastle) and are remunerated at a flat rate.

Members are expected to remain engaged between meetings and occasionally provide input out of session and/or represent the Committee on other PHN Review Panels. This may include providing input into service design development or assisting with the review of tender applications from service providers.

How to apply?

To submit your expression of interest, please complete the online EOI form relevant to the group below.

  • Please complete the following questions to submit an expression of interest in joining the Central Coast Community Advisory Committee.

    The Central Coast Community Advisory Committee incorporates the Local Government Area of Central Coast

    Please complete the following questions to submit an expression of interest in joining the Central Coast Community Advisory Committee.

    The Central Coast Community Advisory Committee incorporates the Local Government Area of Central Coast

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  • Please complete the following questions to submit an expression of interest in joining the Hunter New England Rural Community Advisory Committee.

    The Hunter New England Rural Community Advisory Committee broadly incorporates the Local Government Areas of Armidale Regional, Glen Innes Severn, Gunnedah, Gwydir, Inverell, Liverpool Plains, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Tamworth Regional, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha.

    Please complete the following questions to submit an expression of interest in joining the Hunter New England Rural Community Advisory Committee.

    The Hunter New England Rural Community Advisory Committee broadly incorporates the Local Government Areas of Armidale Regional, Glen Innes Severn, Gunnedah, Gwydir, Inverell, Liverpool Plains, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Tamworth Regional, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha.

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