Deaf Regional Health Advisory Board - EOI

1 April 2021

What is Deaf Regional Health?

Deaf Regional Health (DRH) is an ILC funded project. It aims to ensure Deaf and hard of hearing people (DHHP) can access health services in regional Victoria and Tasmania in a way that meets their language and access needs. This is to be achieved through research with key stakeholders including the community to inform the design, pilot and implementation of sustainable intervention models.

The project roadmap has been planned in 3 phases:

  1. Research and discovery
  2. Codesign and evaluation framework
  3. Pilot and evaluation

In the research and discovery phase, we have been working with several Health Services, meeting with people who are Deaf and hard of hearing and speaking with interpreters and other significant stake holders.

We are currently nearing the end of phase 1. The project is due to be complete by April 2022.

What is the Deaf Regional Health Advisory Board?

The DRH Advisory Board will be made up of specialist practitioners, Disability Liaison Officers, regional hospital staff, language services managers and Deaf and hard of hearing community members. The group will meet approximately every 3 weeks from May 2021 for a maximum of 12 times. The ongoing frequency is to be determined and agreed upon after the initial meeting. These meetings can be in person or via video conference.

What is the role of an Advisory Board Member?

As an advisory board member, your role is to:

  • Provide advice and guidance on project team proposals and activities.
  • Utilise your network to enable project initiatives.
  • Provide insight based on your expertise.

What’s required of your time and commitment?

A reading pack will be distributed prior to the first meeting. All Advisory Board Members are required to complete reading this pack prior to attending.

A Terms of Reference will also be distributed to successful applicants.

What’s in it for you?

An opportunity to influence a significant and important project, to improve health access for the Deaf and hard of hearing community.

A sitting fee will apply.

How do I get involved?

If you would like to be involved, please submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) outlining the below:

  1. A brief background about yourself and your experience (or current role) in the community
  2. Why you are interested in being part of this group
  3. If there are any synergies between this project and your current workplace

You can submit your EOI via Auslan video. Please click here and use this guide as reference.

Further queries and all submissions, please emailed to deafreghealth@expression.com.au.

Applications close at 5pm, Friday April 16, 2021.