Systemic Advocacy


The definition of systemic advocacy is:

Organisations, groups, or individuals working for long-term social and legislative change to make sure legislation, policies and practices equitably support the rights, needs and interests of all people. Advocacy is done through acting, speaking, listening, and writing to promote, protect and defend the rights of a person or community.

The systemic advocacy work we do aims to:

  • Introduce, support, and influence positive long-term changes to the WA Health System; changes that support and respond to the voices and needs of the community, including legislative, policy and practice environments throughout public and private sectors
  • Ensure that the rights and interests of all people living in Western Australia are listened to and upheld, especially diverse and marginalised people and communities, including First Nations people, people in rural and remote areas, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) people, children and youth, people serving time in the justice system and members of the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Promote and partner in improving opportunities and outcomes involving living-expertise and collaboration
  • Ensure the issues and experiences of individuals and communities inform the focus of our work
  • Share information and opportunities for community involvement
  • Represent the Consumer Voice to WA Health

Our systemic advocacy work aims to support and further HCC’s vision of equitable, person-centered, quality healthcare for all those living in Western Australia, and aims to model the values of respect, kindness, equity, working together, integrity and empowerment.

If you have any questions about Systemic Advocacy in the Health System, or about any of our listed involvements, please email 


Advocating through Committees


Archived Systemic Advocacy work