Australia

HPH Progress Report 2017-2018: Australia

 

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The HPH Constitution (2008) for the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services states that one of the tasks of a National/Regional HPH Network is: “To periodically deliver a progress report to the Governance Board.” (Refer to 1.4. Mission and Obligations, HPH Constitution)

 

For the purposes of this activity:

 

  • The period for progress reports to be delivered is every two years.

  • A progress report is defined as a report on efforts to assist hospitals/health services to ”incorporate the concepts, values, strategies and standards or indicators of health promotion into the organizational structure and culture of the hospital/health service." (Refer to Mission, HPH Constitution)

 

The aims of Progress Reports are:

  1. To provide a mechanism for HPH networks and taskforces to share information, knowledge and experience

  2. To contribute to an assessment of the achievement of objectives by the International HPH Network

  3. To help identify priorities for future action by the International HPH Network.

This survey refers to activities in the period 2017-2018.

 

All data will be made publicly available. Where? How can this be accessed? This should be explained in this preamble.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS: Keep the text that in black color. Change the text in grey colour (Green text is hyperlinks for your reference)

 

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Part 1: Administrative information

 

 

1A. Network contact details

  • Network Coordinator name: SALLY FAWKES

  • Phone: +61 3 94791135

  • E-mail: s.fawkes@latrobe.edu.au

  • Address: Kingsbury Drive, Bundoora. Victoria. Australia

  • Website: -

  • Name of Coordinating Institution: La Trobe University

 

1B. Network administrative details

  • Network establishment: 15/05/2016

  • Expiration of network agreement: 15/05/2020

  • Number of current Network members: 5

  • My list of members on hphnet.org is up to date: yes/no

  • Number of new members in 2017: 

  • Number of new members in 2018: 

  • Number of ceased members in 2017: 

  • Number of ceased members in 2018: 

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Part 2: Network progress

 

 

2A. To what degree has my network put the HPH mission, purpose and objectives into practice?

 

  1. Choose one option

  • Not at all

  • A little bit

  • Moderate

  • Quite a bit

  • Completely

Please elaborate here:

 

The "degree" is not an assessable measure.

 

 

2B. How is my network organized and how do we work?

 

 

Informal, needs-driven connections are made between interested hospitals and health services, for example, to share ideas about health promotion governance in health care, integrating health promotion principles (eg participation, empowerment, equity) into work that will benefit the health and environments of patients and families, staff and the population etc.

 

 

2C. What has been the aim of my network?

 

 

The network has existed as an informal knowledge network, oriented to helping hospitals and health services to become familiar with the concept and integrate health promotion principles (eg participation, empowerment, equity, social justice) into work that will benefit the health and environment of patients and families, staff and the population.

 

 

2D. What were my network's main achievements and lessons learned?

 

 

Responsiveness to individual hospitals' and health services' request for information about what is happening domestically and globally in the HPH field, where to access examples of good practice and potential links to make in relation to specific areas of policy and practice.

 

A key lesson based on feedback from individual members is that the value proposition for paying funds to the International HPH Network needs to be clearly evident and significant if they are to sustain their membership. For example, the International Network needs to create value through initiatives such as modern, user-friendly platforms for easy, regular knowledge exchange concerning the full range of HPH themes.

 

 

2E. Global HPH Strategy 2016-2018

 

The network did not work directly with the Global Strategy.

 

Specifically, priority was given to

  • (Priority 1 on implementation of updated WHO-HPH Standards: NB not applicable due to delay with document)

  • Priority 2 on HPH awareness and capacity: yes/no

  • Priority 3 on HPH development and sustainability: yes/no

 

My network acheived the following strategy goals

  • Priority 2 on HPH awareness and capacity

A-I) Organised at least 1 local HPH day: yes/no

A-II) Local policy level participated in HPH day: yes/no

A-III) Informed local policy level of HPH: yes/no

B-I) Participated in discussion of the role of coordinators at HPH assembly: yes/no

B-II) Members received the translated/locally adapted final document: yes/no

C) Stakeholder analysis made by network: yes/no

D-I) Members received translated/locally adapted HPH Member Packages: yes/no

D-II) At least 2 local decision makers received translate/locally adapted HPH package: yes/no

E) Own website updated at least 4 times with news, information and experiences: yes/no

F) Best practices/good ideas collected and reported at HPH general assembly, hphnet.org or here in progress report: yes/no

  • Priority 3 on HPH development and sustainability

A-I) Participated in discussion and development of member benefits: yes/no

A-II) Translated/locally adapted HPH brochure describing the benefits of membership received by my members: yes/no

B-I) Hospitals nationally/regionally with potentially interest in HPH were listed: yes/no

B-II) Contact was established and HPH information was sent to at least 2 potential new members: yes/no

C) Best practices/good ideas collected and reported at HPH assembly, hphnet.org or here in Progress Report: yes/no

 

If you wish to share your experiences in this regard, please feel free to elaborate here:

<you can answer in writing or by, for instance, adding a video presentation here>

 

 

2F. How did my network use the WHO-HPH Standards?

 

The network did not use the 2006 HPH standards as the new version was under development.

As well, many of the items in the HPH standards are covered in national accreditation standards, as they represent accepted "good practice" in relation to patients, staff, health facilities and community.

 

If yes, priority was given to

  • Standard 1 on Management policy: yes/no

  • Standard 2 on Patient assessment: yes/no

  • Standard 3 on Patient information and intervention: yes/no

  • Standard 4 on Promoting a healthy workplace: yes/no

  • Standard 5 on Continuity and cooperation: yes/no

My network has supported members with using the standards for quality improvement: no

 

The status in my network is that members have implemented

  • Standard 1 on Management policy

1.1. The organization identifies responsibilities for HP: implemented/partly implemented/not implemented

1.2. The organization allocates resources for the implementation of HP: implemented/partly implemented/not implemented

1.3. The organization ensures availability of procedures for HP data collection/evaluation: implemented/partly implemented/not implemented

  • Standard 2 on Patient assessment

2.1. The organization ensures procedures for all patients to assess their need for HP: implemented/partly implemented/not implemented

2.2. The HP needs assessment is done at first contact, reviewed and adjusted: implemented/partly implemented/not implemented

2.3. The HP needs assessment includes external info and is social/cultural sensitive: implemented/partly implemented/not implemented

  • Standard 3 on Patient information and intervention

3.1. Based on needs, patients are informed and HP plan is agreed: implemented/partly implemented/not implemented

3.2. The organization ensures access to general information on factors influencing health: implemented/partly implemented/not implemented

  • Standard 4 on Promoting a healthy workplace

4.1. The organization ensures a healthy and safe workplace: implemented/partly implemented/not implemented

4.2. The organization ensures a HR Strategy that includes HP: implemented/partly implemented/not implemented

4.3. The organization ensures procedures to develop/maintain staff awareness on health: implemented/partly implemented/not implemented

  • Standard 5 on Continuity and cooperation

5.1. The organization ensures HP services are coherent with regional health policy plans: implemented/partly implemented/not implemented

5.2. The organization ensures HP for out-patients and after discharge: implemented/partly implemented/not implemented

 

If you wish to share your experiences in this regard, please elaborate here:

<you can answer in writing or by, for instance, adding a video presentation here>

 

 

2G. Standards developed by HPH Task Forces and other relevant standards

 

Members have been directed to the website to locate products from Task Forces.

 

My network has worked with standards from the HPH Task Forces on

  • Equity/migrants: yes/no

  • HPH Children/Adolescents Standards: yes/no

  • Environment: yes/no

  • Age-friendly healthcare: yes/no

My network has worked with other relevant standards:

 

1. (Australian) National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards - https://www.qip.com.au/standards/national-safety-and-quality-health-service-nsqhs-standards

2. Global Standards on Tobacco Free Healthcare Services - https://www.tobaccofreehealthcare.org/standards/overview

3. Some members will have worked with Equity/Migrants standards - the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has been engaged with the HPH Task Force on Equity/Migrants.

 

If you wish to share your experiences in this regard, please feel free to elaborate here:

 

Some hospitals and health services may have referred to other HPH Task Forces standards.

 

 

 

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Part 3: Sharing of knowledge and experience

 

 

3A. Additional strategy, priorities and focus areas of my network
 

My network focused on:


Strengthening connections to peer organisations and international actors in the HPH field.

 

 

3B. My network's connection to National/Regional health policies and strategies

 

  • HPH is a priority nationally/regionally in health policies, laws and regulations: yes/no

  • Changes in national/regional health policies have directly influenced my network's activities: yes/no

  • The national/regional health system is supportive of the development of HPH: yes/no

  • My network has received recognition/acknowledgment from public authorities/health systems: yes/no

If you wish to share your experiences in this regard, please feel free to elaborate here:

 

These questions cannot be answered with a yes/no response. For example, as HPH is a broad concept, the item "HPH is a priority nationally/regionally in health policies, laws and regulations" cannot be answered with a yes/no. Some aspects of HPH (eg people-centred decision making) may be a priority but not other aspects. Interpretation and reporting of responses to all of the above by all networks will need to be carefully undertaken.

 

 

3C. Availability of key HPH documents in my local language

 

In my local language the following documents exist - Yes, English

In my local language, I would like the following HPH documents to be made available: Name documents

 

 

3D. My network's untapped resources and needs for further support

 

My network has untapped resources that could help contribute to the International HPH Network’s fulfilment of its objectives by:

 

Types of resources include technical expertise and experience related to the full range of HPH themes as well as in planning, large scale systems change, organisational development, professional development, research, monitoring and evaluation, product design, communications, accreditation and standards setting etc etc.

 

The International HPH Network, the HPH Governance Board and the HPH Governance Assembly could better support my network by:

<you can answer in writing or by, for instance, adding a video presentation here>

 

The Secretariat

 

3E. Final comments and ideas

 

Final comments and ideas from my network are:

<you can add any comment you believe is useful for the international network in writing or by, for instance, adding a video presentation here>

 

 

 

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