Co-designing services an important focus for Integrated Care Awards at APIC1

Congratulations to Margaret Hoyland and Mikeala Moore from the Children’s health Queensland Hospital and Health Service and Leonie Sanderson from Health Consumers Queensland for winning Best Paper for their submission “Challenging the Status Quo … Co-designing the future of child and youth mental health services with young people”. The experiences of consumers, carers, clinicians and managers over the past decade have driven many practice changes, including defining and refining meaningful consumer and carer participation and engagement, governance mechanisms, as well as policies and procedures. The paper shared the lived experience of a young person who has transitioned from service user to valued mental health worker and explored the key ingredients that have led to the organisational readiness of Children’s Health Queensland to co-design, develop, implement and evaluate an innovative youth peer support worker model, using a participatory action research approach.

They were presented their Award Certificate by Frank Tracey, Executive Director Community, Mental Health and Statewide Services from Children’s Hospital and Health Service Queensland and receive $1,000 in prize money from the International Foundation for Integrated Care. You can download their presentation here.

The Best Poster Awards were presented to Deslyn Raymond from Healthy Homes and Neighbourhoods in Sydney for their poster describing “A qualitative study into health and social needs and barriers to service access for families residing in a suburb of Sydney high rates of disadvantage” and to Kristine Kira from the Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service for their poster showing casing their project “A good start to life: Co-designing a maternal and infant preventative health strategy with Maori and Pacific Island community in Queensland”.

They were presented their awards by Fionnagh Dougan, Health Service Chief Executive from the Children’s Hospital and Health Service Queensland. Each poster winner received a certificate and prize money of $250.

The IFIC Integrated Care Awards were selected based on quality of content, originality and quality of presentation. The awards are supported by the Foundation and are in recognition of the advancement of the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care policy and practice.

Congratulations to everyone!

Illustration courtesy of Dr Sue Phillans

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