VHA Thought-Leadership Series: Shifting the dial, from illness to wellness

While the Victorian healthcare system delivers some of the highest quality care of any system anywhere in the world, it is under strain, driven by a number of well-established factors. The system is stretched, and transformation is needed to ensure it adapts to not only these current issues but future pressures, practices and expectations.

The VHA’s Thought Leadership Series is an opportunity to hear from leaders on key policy challenges and solutions that fundamentally reform the way we think about service delivery and shifts in policy formulation.

In this, the first session in the series, we will investigate the foundations and shifts required to reorient from an illness system, one where we reward inputs and outputs in acute environments, to a wellness system. One that rewards keeping people healthy, supports provision of care in the community, and delivers outcomes that are most valued by people.

Joining us to discuss the topic, Shifting the dial, from illness to wellness will be:

  • Mr Toby Hall, Group Chief Executive Officer, St Vincent’s Health Australia
  • Ms Elizabeth Koff, Secretary, Department of Health, New South Wales
  • Professor Michael Mintrom, Director, Better Governance and Policy, Professor of Public Policy, School of Social Sciences, Monash University

The series will be facilitated by Emmy Award-winning journalist, Sara James. Our key note speaker will be announced shortly; check back for more detail.

The VHA’s Thought Leadership Series is an opportunity for the state’s health sector to hear from future-focused leaders, ask questions of expert panelists as well as share views and ideas with sector colleagues.

Session 1: Friday 13 March
Session 2: Friday 31 July
Session 3: Friday 13 November

All sessions run from 9.00am, with a networking lunch from 12.00pm. The event is preceded by a VHA-member only breakfast meeting from 8.00 until 9.00am. All events, including the VHA-member meeting component will be held at the Citadines, 131-135 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

All are encouraged to attend, bookings essential by clicking the register button above.

Member organisations receive one complimentary ticket and VHA-member rates are available for subsequent tickets.