Recently The La Trobe Health Advocate released a new report and framework ‘Engagement Inspiration’ highlighting how communities can be engaged to support the innovation of health services.
Over the past two years The Australian Centre for Social Innovation partnered with La Trobe Health Advocate to help define, capability build and coach the organisation in collaborative engagement. This included building connections with groups including people living with disability, people living with chronic conditions and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
The insights from this work form a community engagement framework with communities that may be experiencing disadvantage through disability, financial stress, isolation, family violence, chronic disease, mental illness, sexuality, cultural diversity, and age.
This engagement framework is now available for government, services and local organisations to access and put into practice to inform policy and practice in a compassionate way.