SACOSS discussion paper - Public involvement in the South Australian health system
Public involvement in the health system, through community and consumer engagement and participation, is vital for safe, accessible, appropriate and effective health care that meets the needs of all South Australians. The health system is a critical sector that people rely upon to live healthy lives – for health care, disease prevention, and health promotion. SACOSS sees it as vital to the wellbeing of all South Australians, and especially those living in poverty or disadvantage that the health system is accessible, high quality, and responsive to their needs. Robust public involvement opportunities that are inclusive of people with lived experience of disadvantage are necessary to achieve this.