The Hazelwood Health Study has an active Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to ensure the study hears directly from and works in partnership with local residents and stakeholders in the Latrobe Valley and in Sale.
The meetings take place on a regular basis at the Monash University campus at Latrobe Regional Hospital. Committee membership includes up to six community members from the Latrobe Valley and up to four community members from Sale (the community chosen as the comparison group for the adult health assessments). These positions are non-representative and voluntary. In addition, the Committee includes organisational representatives from health and community service providers, local government and Federation University.
We are currently seeking expressions of interest from Latrobe Valley and Sale residents with an interest in the long-term health outcomes from the mine fire and the future wellbeing of the community.
We are keen to involve people from diverse backgrounds in the discussion, including people from different age groups, cultural backgrounds and those with and without prior experience in similar committees. The selection of the community members will be at the discretion of a selection committee to ensure a broad range of inputs into the committee including age and gender balance.
This call for expressions of interest will close on Friday 14 December 2018.
To download the application form, please click here.
For more information about the study, the committee, and the call for expressions of interest, please visit hazelwoodhealthstudy.org.au or call Melissa Peppin on 5122 7102.
Latrobe Valley and Sale community residents interested in the health outcomes of the Hazelwood mine fire are encouraged to apply for membership on the Hazelwood Health Study Community Advisory Committee.
Members have provided invaluable community insight in the first three years of the study and have worked together with residents and stakeholders to ensure issues of significance to the study are heard.
“By becoming a member of the committee, you have the opportunity to provide input into this world-first study and share its findings with the community,” Principal Co-Investigator Professor Judi Walker said.
“To ensure the team hears from as many people as possible, committee membership is for a fixed term and new committee members are now being sought.
“We are looking for a diverse range of people from many backgrounds to represent the Latrobe Valley and Sale communities on the committee.”
Expressions of interest are being sought from Latrobe Valley and Sale residents, the latter community having been selected as the comparison group for the adult health assessments. Committee positions are non-representative and voluntary.
Study membership includes up to six community members from the Latrobe Valley and up to four from Sale.
“The selection of the community members will be at the discretion of a selection committee to ensure equitable membership across the committee, including gender balance,” Professor Walker said.
This call for expressions of interest will close on Friday, 15 December 2017 with the first committee meeting of 2018 scheduled for the second week of February. Regular meetings are held during the year.
For more information about the call for expressions of interest, the committee or the Monash University-led Hazelwood Health Study, phone Dr Matthew Carroll on 5122 7604.