The HACC Diversity Adviser (HDA) role is designed to focus at a systemic, regional level, facilitating the implementation of Diversity Planning and Practice. Diversitat are the auspice agency for this role, which works closely with the Department of Health in the Barwon South Western Region and the Person-Centered Care Advisory Committee.
Diversity planning and practice aims to improve access to HACC services by eligible people who are marginalized or, disadvantaged and to improve the capacity of the service system to respond appropriately to their needs. Diversity planning and practice is designed to contribute to an equitable, accessible, person-centered, responsive and high quality HACC service system, and ensures alignment to the Victorian Health Priorities, as outlined below:
- Developing a system that is responsive to people’s needs
- Improving every Victorian’s health status and experiences