Community advisory (consultative) committees are established in Victoria to increase consumer, carer and community participation in public health services.
The community advisory committee has two critical roles:
1. to provide direction and leadership in relation to the integration of consumer, carer and community views into all levels of health service operations, planning and policy development
2. to advocate to the board on behalf of the community, consumers and carers.
The chair of this committee is an active member of the GV Health Quality and Risk Manament Committee and this enables the promotion of consumer and community particiation at all levels of GV Health.