Social Determinants of Health Webcast 5: Health Justice Partnerships
About the webinar
A quiet revolution is taking place across Australia and it’s transforming the way some of the most vulnerable in our community access legal services. In a practitioner-led movement, community lawyers have been moving out of their offices and into the most unlikely of places – hospitals and community health settings – to collaborate with health services and their patients to address unmet, health-harming legal need. Known as health justice partnerships (HJPs), these collaborations work by embedding legal help into healthcare services and teams.
Health Justice Partnerships will explore the growing body of evidence that shows there are groups of people who are vulnerable to intersecting legal and health problems, but who are unlikely to turn to legal services for solutions. Facilitated by Tony Davies, CEO, Social Futures, a panel examines what takes a HJP partnership beyond ‘status quo’ services in terms of purpose, structure, activity and resourcing.
Get to know:
• Legal problems that affect health
• The definition of a health justice partnership
• Evidence supporting the HJP model
• Create partnerships with existing local social resource providers and expand capacity to address social needs
• The development and sustainability of the community service sector
Meet your speakers
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Tessa Boyd-Caine, CEO Health Justice Australia
Tessa Boyd-Caine has worked in health, criminal justice and human rights organisations in Australia and internationally. She was previously Deputy CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service and is the recipient of the inaugural Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Nonprofit Leadership. Her PhD was published as a book, Protecting the Public? Detention and Release of Mentally Disordered Offenders, by Routledge in 2010.
Jane Cipants, Director Client Service, Legal Aid
Tony Davies, CEO, Social Futures
This Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation webcast series is delivered in partnership with Social Futures and Health Justice Australia.
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