Central Coast Local Health District Seeking Community Engagement Committee Members
The Central Coast Local Health District is seeking expressions of interest from people who want to make a difference to the health of their community by joining the Community Engagement Committee (CEC).
The CEC provides advice to the Chief Executive and Board on the development and delivery of local public health services.
In recognition of the increasingly important role community input plays in the provision of health services, the District Board increased the number of community members on the committee from nine to eleven, ensuring strong and diverse community representation.
Chief Executive Matt Hanrahan said the committee, chaired by Ralph Brown, had a busy and productive 2012 with visits to Gosford, Wyong and Woy Woy Hospitals as well as health facilities at Lake Haven, Long Jetty and Gosford.
"This is an active committee that is helping the District meet the challenges we face now and in the future," said Mr Hanrahan.
One of the key engagement activities conducted by the CEC was the community forums held at Gosford and Wyong in July last year.
"At these forums, the committee heard firsthand from the community, health professionals, non-government organisations, service providers and other key stakeholders on current and future priorities for health over the next ten years," said Mr Hanrahan.
Committee members also play a role in promoting health initiatives to improve people's knowledge about health and foster a healthier community.
Central Coast Local Health District is looking for people who have a commitment to the community, an understanding of public health issues and an interest in local public health services.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities and people from the general community are encouraged to apply.
For more information or for an information package, please contact 4320 3221.