The Youth Health Forum

2023thu09feb1:00 pmthu3:30 pmThe Youth Health Forum

Event Details

The Youth Health Forum is hosting a master class presented by Jennifer Doggett on Thursday 9 February, on the Australian health system. This is a great opportunity for young people aged 18-30 who are interested in developing a foundational understanding of how our health system works.

This interactive session will provide a broad overview of the structure and functions of the Australian health system and identify key strategies, tools and levers for effective advocacy. Topics included will be:

• The evolution of the Australian health system – how did we get here? How does the history of the health system inform the problems we are encountering today?

• The main players – what are the main components of the health system? How do they relate (or not) to each other?

• The division of responsibilities across different sectors and levels of government – who does what and where does the money come from? What are the different ways in which we fund and deliver health care?

• The role of consumer and advocacy organisations – how understanding the health system can support effective advocacy. What are the most effective approaches for advocates wanting to make changes?

• Key current debates – identifying tools and levers within the current health policy landscape to advocate for change. Why do some issues never seem to be resolved?


You can find out more about this event here.

If you would like further information, please contact Louise Stockton at


(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm