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Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA)



The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), formerly Australian Healthcare Association (AHA), is the only national organisation representing the public healthcare sector and the professionals working in it since 1947.

The AHHA is uniquely positioned to facilitate collaboration between clinicians, academics, policy makers, administrators and politicians.

Since 1947 the AHHA is the voice of public healthcare in Australia and the only Association independently representing and supporting the public and not-for-profit healthcare sectors across all jurisdictions and across all states. AHHA's primary role is to uphold and improve Australia's public healthcare sector.

AHHA is an authoritative voice for the sector and those who work in it through:

* strong advocacy before ministers and senior officials
* being a espected and knowledgable voice in the media
* being a valued voice in inquiries and committees.

In 2010, the AHHA co-authored an important report with the National Heart Foundation, Better hospital care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing heart attack. In 2015, the AHHA signed an agreement with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) to work together on policies, research, and public health campaigns to address health issues in Aboriginal communities. The AHHA is currently involved in the Lighthouse project, which aims to drive system-wide reform for Aboriginal cardiovascular patients in hospital.

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Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA)
Unit 8, 2 Phipps Close
Deakin ACT 2600
PO Box 78
Deakin West ACT 2600
Ph: (02) 6162 0780
Fax: (02) 6162 0779


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Last updated: 14 December 2015
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