- Do you have lived experience of a blood-borne virus?
- Do you have a lived experience of accessing sexual health and blood borne virus services?
- Would you like an opportunity to contribute to the development of BBV stigma and discrimination resources?
The Health Consumers’ Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from people living with blood borne virus (BBV) to join the BBV e-learning stigma and discrimination eLearning Co-Design Group. The Co-design group will develop the content for the blood-borne virus stigma and discrimination e-learning training package for WA Health staff.
Please have a read through the details below, and if it seems like a fit, click on the link to an Expression of Interest form. You can also access a Word document which you can complete and send back to firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that places are limited and we are seeking diversity and the right fit, so an application doesn’t guarantee you a position. Click here to register your Expression of Interest
Project Background and Details
The WA Department of Health is committed to developing an online training package for staff across the health system to address the issue of stigma and discrimination. This training package will be shaped by the insights and experiences of people living with blood-borne viruses and health professionals working in the sector.
This piece of work sits within a larger strategy of consumer involvement in the SHABBV sector – see here for more details.
The Co-design Group
The membership of the group will consist of a 50/50 mix of community members and health professionals. We are seeking a diverse group of lived experience members and aim to include people who identify as Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islanders, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, LGBTQI+, people with disabilities; and young people.
We are looking for lived experience members who are:
- Willing to share their experiences accessing health services whilst living with a blood-borne virus
- Open to respectful contribution in a group setting
- Confident in communicating with health professionals, educators and administrators
This project is at the Information Gathering Stage and the role of the group is to inform the following:
- Provision of advice and guidance from the BBV communities’ perspective
- Contribute to the development of content for the e-learning package
- Review draft versions of the e-learning package to ensure incorporated feedback is relevant and representatives.
This Co-Design Group will run from June to September 2021. The planned meeting schedule is below. Further meetings may be convened or this approach may need to be adjusted if required but we will aim to identify this as early as possible:’
- Wednesday 16th June 4-5.30pm – Initial meeting with lived experience group to on-board
- Wednesday 23rd June 3-6pm – Initial Brainstorming Meeting –Group Meeting 1
- Wednesday 14th July 3-6pm – Group Meeting 2
- Wednesday 4th August 3-6pm – Group Meeting 3
- Wednesday 25th August 3-6pm- Group Meeting 4
- Wednesday 8th September 3-6pm – Group Meeting 5
This is your opportunity to host a Kitchen Table Discussion with your local community members on the non-negotiable principles for a Digital Health focused Consumer Charter.
Closing date: Sunday 9th May 2021
About the project
Health Consumers’ Council WA (HCC) is working with the WA Department of Health to develop a Consumer Charter which focuses on digital health. HCC is looking to host a total of 10 Kitchen Table Discussions and is seeking Discussion Hosts. The Kitchen Table Discussion comments will be used to form a Consumer Charter – this will include non-negotiable principles to guide future direction.
About Kitchen Table Discussions
Kitchen Table Discussions are community engagement sessions led by local people for local people. They allow individuals and small groups to participate in discussions at a time of day, and in a place, that suits them. The discussions enable health consumers, carers and community members who do not ordinarily participate in healthcare consultation to have their say in a safe and supportive environment.
Each Kitchen Table Discussion will be led by a Discussion Host with a strong community network and will invite up to 10 community members to a discussion in a location of their choosing. The Host guides the discussion with a set of questions provided to them and reports back the outcomes to HCC. We will then compile the responses into a set of consumer insights to help inform the Consumer Charter. Kitchen Table hosts receive $374 for hosting the event and providing a concise write up (typed up) and participants are eligible for a $60 voucher. Venue costs and refreshments can be reimbursed on production of receipt up to $100 per Kitchen Table Discussions.
Role of the Discussion Host
As the host, your role will be to plan, coordinate and facilitate a once-only 90 minute discussion with community members. This includes:
- Inviting up to 10 participants who would be interested in being part of the discussion on this important subject. They will be your local community connections (ideally, people who do not normally have their voice heard in healthcare).
- Choosing a venue, time and date that works for your participants.
- Host the session.
- Complete and provide the provided feedback report to HCC.
To support you with this, you will receive:
- Training via a Zoom video conference – Zoom is free to download.
- A comprehensive Host Guide.
- Questions to ask participants during the discussion, an agenda and feedback report template.
- Support from HCC to ensure you have a successful session.
Who are we looking for as Discussion hosts?
We would like our Discussion Hosts to have personal experience with or an interest in digital health care. We are also interested in representing the views of a range of consumers who may not typically have a say in healthcare. To achieve this, we are particularly looking for hosts who are consumers and/or carers and can demonstrate they have strong links with their communities.
Reimbursement and support
Hosts – you will be remunerated at a rate of $374. You will also be reimbursed up to $100 to cover catering and venue costs for your session (on return of receipts).
Participants – Health Consumers Council will provide a $60 gift voucher for each Kitchen Table Discussion participant for their time.
How to apply
Please complete the online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KTDConsChart by Sunday 9th May
For assistance completing this application please contact Health Consumers Council WA via email@example.com or by phone on 9221 3422
For queries relating to this opportunity, please email Kieran Bindahneem, Project Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org