8th National Health Reform Summit
‘Equity, Efficiency and Sustainability’
26 – 27 March 2018
Hotel Pavilion, Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT
7th National Health Reform Summit
The 7th National Health Reform Summit will be held on 9 February 2016 at the Pavilion Hotel, 242 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra.
DRIVING HEALTH REFORM: ‘ARE WE THERE YET?’
The Australian Health Care Reform Alliance held its 7th National Health Reform Summit
on 15-16 July 2014 at The Brassey Hotel in Canberra.
2014 Summit Communique, Presentations and Program
The Social Determinants of Health Research Forum
The Social Determinants of Health Research Forum was held in conjunction with the 2014 AHCRA National Health Reform Summit.
2012 National Health Reform Summit: the long and winding road
Day 1 – Health Reform
The ACHRA Summit brought members and key stakeholders together for two days of stimulating and vigorous discussion about the future of health reform in Australia. The first day covered the overall health reform agenda and the second focussed on oral health issues. A summary of the main sessions is following.
Interview of Dr Paul McCormack by ABC Life Matters: To access the podcast of the Dr McCormack, please visit the ABC website
Professionals and consumers agree on key health reforms: Media Release Post AHCRA Summit (5 March 2009)
Concerns mount over private health insurance subsidies: Media Release 2009 AHCRA Summit Day One
Please click here to access speakers’ presentations from Day 1, Day 2 and to access the speech by Minister Roxon.
Funding emerges as key issue of health reform summit: Pre-Summit Media Release 2009
Projects – AHCRA Summit 07
National Summit on Reform in the Australian Health Sector
The 2005 Conference
The 2005 Conference was held in South Australia with 70 delegates participating, along with a number of invited experts. AHCRA had invited all Australian Health Ministers to attend on the second datt and four of them, including the Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott, as well as senior advisors from other states, attended and heard AHCRA’s position on the need for health reform in Australia and key strategies to achieve a more effective, efficient and equitable health system for the future.
The Inaugural 2003 Conference
In August of 2003 the Alliance staged a major conference to examine a raft of reform issues with the countries leading experts in the areas explored assisting an all invited sophisticated audience create a communiqué that represents a manifesto of what the Alliance stands for. The conference was politicised when it was boycotted by the then Federal Minister for Health but attended by a number of health ministers and then Premier of NSW Bob Carr. The conference received wide and supportive media coverage. On the last day the almost 300 delegates marched from Old Parliament House up the hill to the new Parliament building and presented the communiqué to politicians from all parties. Delegates promised to hold a second conference in two years to assess what progress had been made in implementing the policies advocated.
Communique 2008: Improving Australian Health Care Agreements
Report to COAG 2005
Summit 2003 Communique: Old Parliament House Blueprint for Reform