The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association

The AHHA is the independent peak membership body and advocate for the Australian healthcare system and a national voice for universally accessible, high quality healthcare in Australia. The AHHA facilitates collaboration between clinicians, academics, policy makers, administrators and politicians.

The AHHA is developing the national My Health Record education and training package for health providers, on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Health. To have your say on the training package and what it should include, please click here to respond tot he AHHA’s short survey by 15 October 2015.


Election 2016

As Australians prepare to elect the 45th Commonwealth Parliament, the AHHA calls on all candidates to commit to working together for a healthy Australia supported by the best possible health system. This page will provide full access to the AHHA’s advocacy throughout the 2016 Federal Election campaign, including our Election Statement, media releases and rating of the major parties’ health policies.

The AHHA encourages its members to advocate at the grassroots for universal, high quality and affordable healthcare to benefit the whole community. Members are encouraged to make use of AHHA’s Health Sector Advocacy Handbook as a guide.


Upcoming AHHA Events

Data Collaboration Network and Innovation Network Meetings

Date: 25 May, 2016

Time: 9.30am-4pm

Venue: The Sunshine Coast Function Centre, 19 West Terrace, Caloundra, Queensland

The fifth meeting of the Data Collaboration Network and the second meeting of the Innovation Collaboration Network will be hosted by the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN. The meeting will feature presentations from organisations including the National Blood Authority and the National Rural Health Student Network. More information and registration here.

Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Webinar

Date: 7 June, 2016

Time: 12pm-1pm

Venue: Online

This AHHA member only webinar will provide you with insight into the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals network. Learn about this growing global community as well the diverse array of benefits, tools and resources GGHH provides to assist you in efficiently developing successful sustainability programs at your facilities. From guidance documents, to real world case studies, to an online community of experts and members from around the globe available to offer you their advice, experience  and guidance to make your projects a success, GGHH is the global hub for environmental sustainability in healthcare. Register here.


Recent Publications

Health Policy Issues Brief: The National Emergency Access Target: Aiming for the target but what about the goal?

Authored by Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research Summer Scholar Katherine Silk, this brief evaluates the efficacy of the National Emergency Access Targets and identifies the implications for policy-makers, health service leaders and clinicians.

Health Policy Issues Brief: Review of after hours service models

Authored by Healthy Futures Australia Ltd Director Dr Kylie Armstrong, Healthy Futures Australia Ltd Research Assistant Georgina Amoyal, Northern Queensland Primary Health Network epidemiologist Dr Susan Jacups and AHHA Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven, this brief evaluates the current delivery models of after-hours primary health care and explores individual program elements and options for innovations in after-hours service delivery which may be adaptable and transferrable across PHNs.

Health Policy Issues Brief: An evidence-based approach to reducing discharge against medical advice amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients

Authored by Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research Summer Scholar Caitlyn Shaw, this brief explores the causes of and possible solutions to self-discharge among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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