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Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Page: 195

Chronic Disease Peak Bodies: Funding

(Question No. 1737)


Ms Hall asked the Minister for Health, in writing, on 19 October 2015:

(1) What is the status of funding for chronic disease peak bodies previously funded under the Health System Capacity Development Fund. (2) Will chronic disease peak bodies continue to be funded beyond 31 December 2015.


Ms Ley: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) Chronic disease peak bodies funded under the Health System Capacity Development Fund have had the opportunity to apply for funding under the new Health Peak and Advisory Bodies programme. The Approach to Market for this programme was open between 18 July 2015 and 26 August 2015.

(2) The new Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Programme will fund national peak bodies across the health portfolio. The programme funds activities that support national secretariat functions, consultation with members on policy and programme matters, information sharing on health policy, and the provision of informed and impartial advice across all health sectors. Commencement of funding to successful Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Programme applicants will begin from 1 January 2016.