Communities of interest

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Central Queensland Community of Interest

About the CQ Health Community of Interest

The CQ Health Community of Interest is a group of consumers and community members who are interested in improving their understanding of health care and health service issues, within the Central Queensland Health catchment.

As a member of the CQ Health Community of Interest, the health service will keep you informed of issues and activities impacting on health in Central Queensland.  Invites are also sent to members to participate in activities to help us develop, design and review our health service so that it best meets the needs of the community we serve.

The CQ Health Community of Interest, together with the CQ Health Community and Consumer Advisory Committee and local Community Advisory Networks, help ensure that you have the opportunity to provide informed feedback regarding health services in your local area. 

Volunteering to be part of the CQ Health Community of Interest means your personal details will be added to the Community of Interest database.

Your personal details will remain confidential and will only be used by the health service for the purposes of consumer engagement activities.

You can accept or decline any offer to participate and at any given time your details can be removed from the CQ Health Community of Interest database on your request.

 

Membership

The CQ Health Community of Interest provides three types of participation:

Stay informed: 

  • Health related information to keep informed on health activities and issues impacting on CQ Health.
  • CQ Health Community Newsletter (coming soon)
  • Invitations to free CQ Health community workshops.

Participate:

  • Help develop and review patient information materials (e.g. brochures, factsheets and posters)
  • Be invited to focus groups or forums on particular issues or projects
  • Be asked to complete surveys and take part in online consultations

Represent:

  • Participate in a formal committee(s) to provide advice and participate in decision making in health service improvement.
  • Invitation to join the CQ Health Community and Consumer Advisory Committee (CCAC).

 

Is this for you?

You are eligible to join the CQ Health Community of Interest if you:

  • Have an interest in health services issues and improvement
  • Have accessed CQ Health services as a consumer or as a family member or carer of a consumer
  • Have time to contribute to engagement activities
  • Are over 18 years of age

 

Membership duration

Membership to the Community of Interest is ongoing for the life of the Community of  Interest or until an individual ceases their membership which can occur at any time.

 

More information

Community of Interest Fact sheet (PDF)

 

How to register

You can register to join the community of interest by:

Completing the online Community of Interest registration form

or download and complete the paper form here: Community of Interest registration form (PDF)

 

 

7 February 2017