Policy and Programs

AHHA Policy and Programs

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is the only independent national peak body advocating for universal and equitable access to high quality healthcare in Australia.

With over 70 years of engagement and experience with the acute, primary and community health sector, the AHHA is an authoritative voice providing:

  • Strong advocacy before Ministers and senior officials
  • An independent respected and knowledgeable voice in the media
  • A valued voice in inquiries and committees.

The AHHA meets regularly with Ministers and senior department officials at the Federal, State and Territory level ensuring that members’ issues can be raised directly with the policy makers.

The AHHA canvasses member views to inform submissions to Federal, State and Territory Government reviews and inquiries and regularly appears as a witness before Senate and House of Representatives Committees.

AHHA members have direct input to the strategic policy setting agenda through representation on a range of national and international committees and advisory groups.  

AHHA also undertakes a wide range of program activities addressing issues across the health system.

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AHHA Advocacy Handbook

Health Sector Advocacy Handbook
Health Sector Advocacy Handbook