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March 8, 2021 Western Pacific Event

Disrupting health inequity and injustice through partnership

There’s no doubt about it: globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare stark inequalities in the attainment and experience of good health and wellbeing, in the acute phase of the crisis and as we move into recovery. But the pandemic wasn’t the first crisis to render inequality and injustice visible, and it won’t be the last.  This is inequality and injustice that people working across the Australian health, legal, social and community services landscape know all too well.

Both public health and access to justice literature point to the conditions in which we are born and live as key determinants of our ability to enjoy health equity and justice. In the context of the pandemic, they are conditions that rely on people enjoying access to stable, safe and affordable housing; adequate employment, income and social security; freedom from violence, whether in the home, on the street or ...

Aug. 6, 2020 Western Pacific, Global Publication

Realising the value of integrated care in Australia beyond

PROFESSOR NICK GOODWIN, Director, Central Coast Research Institute for Integrated Care, University of Newcastle and Central Coast LHD. Co-Founder, International Foundation for Integrated Care

 

Over the past decade there has been a growing realisation of the need to reform health and care systems in Australia to better coordinate care, improve quality and promote value.

For example, recent reports such as the 2017 Productivity Commission’s Shifting the Dial and the 2018 CSIRO report Future of Health criticised the existing disease-based, episodic, medicallydominated and institutionally- led characteristics of the Australian health system as being unable to respond effectively to the new challenges of age-related chronic illnesses and the very high percentage of Australians living in ill-health.

A more person-centred and integrated approach was required, including a shift in funding away from rewarding volume to incentivising value, empowering consumers, addressing health inequality, unlocking the value of digital health, and building integrated care ...

July 3, 2018 Americas, Western Pacific Publication

Lessons for achieving health equity comparing Aotearoa/New Zealand and the United States

Aotearoa/New Zealand (Aotearoa/NZ) and the United States (U.S.) suffer inequities in health outcomes by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. This paper compares both countries’ approaches to health equity to inform policy efforts. They developed a conceptual model that highlights how government and private policies influence health equity by impacting the healthcare system (access to care, structure and quality of care, payment of care), and integration of healthcare system with social services