Thank you to everyone who tuned in to our inaugural webcast series: Sharing Power: Co-design with consumers for impact and equity during 25 May – 3 June.
Our Annual Forums are renowned for bringing together expertise across consumer partnerships. Whilst we could not meet face-to-face this year, we were delighted to still be able to bring you together with 18 inspiring consumer and carer representatives, HCQ and health staff, and NGOs representing consumers and carers to discuss four key issues which influence what it takes to truly share decision-making power.
- Consumer Partnerships Going Digital: Bridge or Barrier?
- Sharing Power: Showcasing successful consumer-led co-design
- Why do you think I’m hard to reach?
- Value based health care – What it means for all of us
We believe impactful consumer partnerships are based on a shared vision, trust, and empowering consumers to shape health services. That’s why you can still watch each episode on our website and continue to develop your knowledge, skills and awareness to build a health system that is fair, equitable and meets the needs of the people who use the system and those who serve it.
Over 660 people have viewed the series so far and one viewer told us: “Listening to you today has really stoked the fire for me and I am re-energized to work my butt off.”
This response fills us with confidence and hope because now more than ever, decision-makers need to have the skills, willingness energy and courage to work shoulder-to-shoulder with consumers to make some difficult decisions as the economic consequences of COVID-19 become clearer.
Once again, we’d like to thank all our panelists, Queensland Health for their sponsorship and support, Director-General of Queensland Health, Dr John Wakefield, our event partners, Iceberg Events, Select Audio Visual, and the team & Board at Health Consumers Queensland.