How we work

About our policy and advocacy

Our advocacy and policy efforts are grounded in the evidence, expertise, and experiences of all parts of the health system.

We are guided by our Blueprint, Healthy People, Healthy Systems: A blueprint for outcomes focused, value-based health care, and strengthened by our operating model of continuously listening to and engaging with our diverse membership base, which spans the health system in Australia.

We draw from health systems and services research

Our academic journal, the Australian Health Review and our research arm, the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research connects us with health systems and services research, ensuring our work is evidence-based and well-informed.

AHHA established the Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care to bring diverse stakeholders together around a common goal of improving the health outcomes that matter to people and communities for the resources to achieve those outcomes, with consideration of their full care pathway.

Through these connections, we provide a national voice for universal high-quality health care that places people at the centre and is innovative and sustainable.

We engage broadly

Our policy and advocacy team:

  • Hosts roundtables and events to gain an understanding of the views, issues and experiences of our members, so that we can advocate on their behalf.
  • Develops submissions to respond to consultations, inquiries and Parliamentary committees.
  • Engages with Ministers and senior public service officials at the federal, state and territory level, ensuring that members’ issues are raised directly with decision makers.
  • Maintains a suite of publicly available position statements on a wide range of health policy topics.
  • Provide a voice on national advisory and reference groups, as well as national advocacy coalitions, alliances and networks.
  • Contributes an independent and knowledgeable voice on health system issues in the media.

Get in touch

Get in touch today to find out more about contributing to our policy and advocacy. 


02 6162 0780

Unit 8, 2 Phipps Close

Deakin ACT 2600

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