Monday, March 24, 2008

About HCCA

The Health Care Consumers' Association of the ACT (HCCA) was incorporated in 1978 and is the principal health consumer advocacy organisation in the ACT. It has supported and developed health consumer perspectives and policy in the ACT for 30 years.

HCCA is a body through which health care consumers can participate in policy, planning and service decisions that affect their health. We work to improve the quality and availability of health services, supports consumers to identify shared priorities about health, and represent these views to the ACT Government.

The organisation is the lead organisation in the ACT advocating for the inclusion of consumers on health boards and planning structures. It has grown from a small group to a substantial organisation contributing a consumer perspective across the ACT health system.

HCCA involves consumers through:

5 comments:

Russell said...

Congratulations on your efforts to make HCCA's presence on the web more consumer friendly.

My only misgivings about this sort of approach are the maintenance time to keep it up to date, and the fact that initial posts giving the context for the blog may soon get buried.

I think we should talk some more about this at the Communications Sub Committee.

R

Darlene said...

Thanks Russell

I envisage that this blog will run in parallel with the website. The website will remain a more static entity which can preserve some of the contextual elements that may, as you say, get buried. The blog can then link back to that as well as other websites and online material.

This blog has great potential for an exchange of views and will be modified by someone on the office so that comments are checked prior to posting.

Darlene

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Darlene said...

Welcome to the blog Ross!

I want to thank your for your time and persistence in learning to negotiate the blog with a screen reader.

Spending time with you to help you to set up an account was very interesting. Lydele and I both gained valuable insight into how screen readers work and the implications for users.

I look forward to reading your comments

Darlene