The SNHN Community Council represent their community as people with life experience from the following areas – Aged Care, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (including refugees), Youth, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Disability, Community and Family Health, Chronic conditions, Mental Health, Carers, and Homelessness.
Comprising of 10-12 members representing diverse communities, health priorities and perspectives, the Community Council has provided consultation and feedback throughout 2017/18 on:
- The SNHN Activity Plan
- Digital self-management tools
- Mental Health Services
- After Hours Services
- Local Coordinated Networks
- Healthy Living SNAPO (Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol, Physical Activity and Obesity) programs
- Community Campaigns and Events
- Health Literacy Projects
The Community Council is a highly engaged, inspired group of people committed to ensuring that appropriate healthcare services are provided where needed to achieve the best outcomes for people in the region.
Community Council members represent numerous community groups, raise public concerns in response to gaps in primary care (any healthcare provided outside of hospitals). The members are advocates for their community and provide vital information and resources back into the local community. The Community Council give the broader Northern Sydney community an important voice in shaping local healthcare.
For more information about the SNHN Community Council click here for the Terms of Reference.