- Three consumer representative positions are now being recruited. The Department of Health is working closely with Health Consumers’ Council in the recruitment and support of consumer representatives.
- WA SHaBBVAC provides a forum for a multi-agency and community partnership in the prevention and control of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in WA.
The WA SHaBBVAC assists the WA Department of Health’s (WA DoH) Chief Health Officer (CHO) under the Public Health Act 2016. It includes members from non-government organisations, health service providers, researchers, policy-makers and representatives from affected communities.
Consumer representatives are currently being recruited.
People with lived experience of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in WA who are interested in advocating for and contributing to a coordinated public health response to these infections are encouraged to apply.
The key roles of the WA SHaBBVAC are to:
- develop and maintain partnerships amongst health service providers, researchers and non-government organisations working to prevent and manage HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs in WA
- discuss and develop innovative approaches to prevent and control HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs in WA
- provide input into the WA DoH’s state health plan and policies for HIV, viral hepatitis, and STIs, taking into account matters such as prevention, education, treatment, care, surveillance, research, legal and policy issues, and evaluation
- advocate for people living with or at-risk of HIV, viral hepatitis or STIs.
WA SHaBBVAC meets three times a year for a two-hour meeting.
Remuneration for consumer representatives participation on the committee is provided.
Contact the WA SHaBBVAC Secretariat on 9222 2326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.