Project Details

The CSIRO Future of Health outlines that the health systems in Australia will shift from treating patient illness in the short term to extending life and improving quality of life over a lifetime.

Access to health systems can be difficult for patients, and access to managing their healthcare needs is often fragmented.  A shared care approach uses the skills, knowledge and experience of the patient, carer and the health professionals who share joint decision making for an individual's care.


Community of Practice: Join now

Our Community of Practice is a multidisciplinary and multi sector network which includes patients, patient organisations, health and policy professionals and service providers including those in community health, Primary Health Networks, GPs and hospitals.

We meet virtually bimonthly with the next meeting on 3rd October 2022 from 12-1pm. For further details please contact Navigating-Health@unimelb.edu.au

Global Webinar: Coming soon

The Global webinar will bring together experts from the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand to discuss mechanisms of improving access and support in cancer care, mental health, social care, disability support and “whole of systems” approaches.

If you are interested to attend please contact Navigating-Health@unimelb.edu.au – further details will be released in late Sept 2022.


If you would like to get involved please contact:

Siân Slade

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

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