The Murray Primary Health Network is calling for nominations from people interested in becoming part of its new regional community advisory councils.
The new strategy was developed through feedback and advice generated after Murray PHN convened 13 community forums throughout the region.
The four community advisory councils will have a broad catchment area, connecting the communities of Central Victoria, Goulburn Valley, North East and North West Victoria.
Each council will be comprised of seven members selected through an application process to ensure a mix of perspectives, experiences and geographical locations.
Murray PHN chief executive Matt Jones said the community advisory councils would play a key role in designing local health solutions to produce more responsive health care and better connect the health-care system.
‘‘For the first time at a regional level, community members have the opportunity to help shape regional health planning to strengthen the co-ordination of care to address gaps and needs and improve local health outcomes in communities across the Murray PHN region,’’ he said.
‘‘We are really excited to be able to engage communities to be directly involved in improving health care and health outcomes in their region.’’
The regional community advisory councils will meet bi-monthly, with members to be remunerated for time, travel and associated costs.
For more information and to apply, visit www.murrayphn.org.au/about/community-advisory-council