Health Justice Partnerships: Possibilities for Queensland
Many people experience problems outside their control that affect their health yet cannot be fixed by healthcare alone.
The social determinants of health act together to strengthen or undermine the health of individuals and communities. People experiencing issues such as trauma, family disconnection, abuse and neglect, poor-quality housing, debt and long-term unemployment can benefit from an integrated intervention model of care.
Maintaining good health is so much more than just medical and functional care; it is access to high-quality services, and legal assistance is commonly a part of this response.
Internationally and increasingly in Australia, health justice partnerships are being utilised to bridge the gap and offer an innovative service model, with promising outcomes. Caxton Legal Centre’s collaboration with Metro South Health, the OPALS HJP, is one such service.
This webinar will discuss the ways that HJPs enable both legal and health partners to fulfil their mission of providing client-centred care, and the possibilities for the HJP model within Queensland.
Date: Tuesday 27 July
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm
|Dr Anne-Louise McCawley
Statewide Clinical Education Program Manager – Social Work and Welfare, Queensland Health and Coordinating officer, Metro South Health, OPALS
| Tessa Boyd-Caine
CEO, Health Justice Australia – the national centre of excellence for health justice partnership, supporting the expansion and effectiveness of collaborating services
Senior Solicitor, Older Persons Advocacy and Legal Service, Caxton Legal Centre
Advanced Social Worker and Clinical Team Leader, Princess Alexandra Hospital