The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is a national agency established by the Australian Government to produce independent and authoritative health and welfare information and statistics. The AIHW’s functions are to:
The Institute is establishing the AIHW Primary Healthcare Advisory Committee to provide advice to it in relation to its work in relation to primary health care in the context of the functions listed above.
Purpose of the AIHW Primary Healthcare Advisory Committee (PHAC)
The purpose of the Committee is to support the AIHW to conduct its work that relates to primary healthcare and PAF-related local area reporting through high-level strategic advice covering:
In all issues referred to the Committee, decision-making responsibility remains with the AIHW.
The AIHW will determine the Committee membership. Each member is appointed on the basis of their individual skills, knowledge and expertise. Members are not appointed as representatives of their employing organisations. The Committee will comprise the Chair and approximately 10–15 members with expertise in one or more of the following areas:
The secretariat services for the Committee will be provided by the Institute.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
GPO Box 570
Canberra ACT 2601
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