PHAA National Social Inclusion and Complex Needs Conference: Canberra, 15-16 April 2013
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CLOSES – 11 January 2013
The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) invites you to participate in the first Australian conference to showcase successful programs/approaches in addressing complex needs and social determinants of health – with the broader purpose of identifying what works and how.
It has long been acknowledged that people with complex needs often fall through the cracks in service delivery – between national and jurisdictional service delivery, between government and non-government services, and between services delivered by different portfolio agencies. This conference seeks to identify and showcase successful collaborative efforts in service delivery, with a view to informing whole-of-government approaches to policy and program development.
We note that the Australian Government’s Social Inclusion Agenda has acknowledged this as an area of need and is working toward reforming the delivery of Government services to improve outcomes for people with complex needs.
The conference will be an excellent opportunity to hear the most recent research and practitioner wisdom and to make your own contribution to breaking down structural and systemic barriers to achieving better health and social outcomes for people with complex needs.
With noted national experts from both government and non-government sectors showcasing their work, the conference aims to shed new light and consider current evidence about issues relevant to, and the challenges in seeking to, achieve better outcomes for people with complex needs in the Australian community.
We encourage the submission of abstracts/presentations showcasing innovative research and practice in collaborative approaches to achieving better health and social outcomes for people with complex needs.
Abstracts are to be submitted under the following session themes:
· Building stronger linkages in NGO service provision
· Prevention and social determinants of health
· Comprehensive case management – service providers working together
· Australian Government Social Inclusion Agenda and service delivery reforms
· Breaking down structural and systemic barriers
· Cross-sectoral and cross-portfolio approaches
· Collaborative Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug service delivery
· Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services
· Family, Housing and Community Services
Further information on the abstract submission process is available on the PHAA website at: www.phaa.net.au/documents/Complex_Needs_Call_For_Abstracts.pdf