Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is the key community and consumer advisory group for our health service. The CAC is responsible to the Hesse Board and supports the Board and other consumer groups in the development and implementation of appropriate community and consumer participation strategies relating to:

  • The identification and understanding of community health needs.
  • The evaluation of service improvements
  • To assist with Hesse Rural Health’s programs and health literacy materials, e.g. website, brochures.
  • Promotion of person-centred care.
  • Community and consumer engagement opportunities

The CAC meets four times per year, and committee members include representatives from Hesse’s Board, Executive and consumers from Winchelsea, Bannockburn, Beeac and Rokewood who act in an advisory capacity.

In addition to our CAC, Hesse offers a Community Ambassador Program (CAP) which promotes a strong pathway of support for people to access health care from minority group and those experiencing rural isolation. A Hesse Community Ambassador is a volunteer consumer who share their journey and provide advocacy for a particular community group. They act as a conduit between Hesse Consumer Advisory Committee and the broader community.

To apply to become a community representative on the CAC or Community Ambassador Program, please refer to our position descriptions.

CAC position description or CAP position description

For further information contact our administration staff on 5267 1200 or email reception@hesse.vic.gov.au. We would love to hear from you!

Hesse Rural Health encourages applications from First Nations people, people of all religious, cultural and linguistic backgrounds and sexual orientations, those who are gender diverse and people with disabilities.