How do we develop the next generation of health leaders? How do we make healthcare more sustainable? These are some of the questions that health leaders discussed yesterday at Melbourne Knowledge Week health leadership panel.
The general feeling was that Australia’s health system is one of the best in the world, but that there’s room for improvement, especially when it comes to efficient management. Two big takeaways came from the night. First, the panellists highlighted the importance of investing in prevention to improve the health of Australians and the healthcare system. Second, there was also a lot of talk about how we need research to influence health policy.
Andrew Cameron (nurse and humanitarian aid worker), Stephen Duckett (Director of Health Programs at the Grattan Institute) and Sandra Leggat (Director of Healthy Building Communities Research Focus Area at La Trobe) talked about solutions for the future of health with MC Karen Dodd (Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor at La Trobe).
Listen to their take on major health issues:
A snapshot of the night on Twitter:
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