The Inaugural Youth Health Forum will bring together a group of young people aged 16 - 30 to share their views on the Australian health and social care system on 18-19 September 2018
The forum will provide these youth with an opportunity to:
- discuss and better understand the health and social care system;
- join a network of young people interested in healthcare;
- be instrumental in forming the first ever national Youth Health Forum to work with the Consumers Health Forum to advocate for a better health system
- identify opportunities to be a healthcare user advocate moving forward;
- meet event sponsors and speakers.
What outcomes will result from the forum?
In addition, the forum is designed to create recommendations for action in youth health. These will be presented to the Minister for Health Greg Hunt and the Shadow Minister for Health Catherine King by a small delegation of attendees.
CHF is also looking to form an ongoing Youth Health Forum, and will send invitations for them to be part of a panel of young people who will work with us to identify areas of concern and act as an advisory group on youth health issues moving forward.
With a federal election looming, now is a great time to shape a youth health action plan for young people designed by young people. Some big areas of reform are digital health, primary and integrated health care, mental health, wellbeing, local solutions like social prescribing, and addressing low levels of health literacy.