$23 million funding boost for peak health groups
The Australian Government will provide the nation’s peak health groups and advisory bodies with $23.5 million over three years to help build a healthier Australia.
The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health
27 November 2018
The Liberal National Government will provide the nation’s peak health groups and advisory bodies with $23.5 million over three years to help build a healthier Australia.
Organisations such as the Australian College of Nursing, the Consumers Health Forum, Lifeline and the Rural Doctors Association will receive funding through the Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Programme so they can continue to contribute engaged, robust and constructive participation.
Established in 2016, the Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Programme supports a wide range of organisations, and a total of 23 organisations have been provided funding over three years.
This will enable the organisations to play their part in informing the Government’s health agenda through impartial advice, thus contributing to improved health outcomes for Australians.
This can include consulting and sharing information with their members, the wider health sector, the community and the Government, providing sector knowledge and expertise and providing education and training to health practitioners to improve the quality of health services.
These organisations are integral to building a better health care system for the nation.
Their voices are important – and those voices wouldn’t be heard without the funding the Government provides under this program.
Several of these organisations also receive funding to deliver specific health programs under different funding streams. This funding is in addition to the Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Programme.
|Organisation Name||Total funding|
|Australian College of Nursing||$1,125,000|
|Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations||$1,125,000|
|Consumers Health Forum of Australia||$1,125,000|
|Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia||$652,062|
|Allied Health Professions Australia||$459,075|
|Australian Association of Practice Managers||$622,866|
|Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association||$558,300|
|Continence Foundation of Australia||$1,125,000|
|Haemophilia Foundation Australia||$585,000|
|Macular Disease Foundation Australia||$1,125,000|
|Metabolic Dietary Disorders Association||$537,000|
|Mental Health Australia||$1,650,000|
|National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS||$1,125,000|
|National Rural Health Alliance||$2,910,000|
|Palliative Care Australia||$1,125,000|
|Public Health Association of Australia||$1,125,000|
|Rural Doctors Association of Australia||$1,125,000|
|The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia||$1,125,000|
|Vision 2020 The Right to Sight Australia||$1,125,000|
|Total HPAB funding||$23,486,154|
Authorised by Greg Hunt MP, Liberal Party of Australia, Somerville, Victoria.