Community participation

cohealth invites you to add your voice and personal experience to improve the work we do, the services we offer, and the ways we go about improving community health for all. There are many ways to get involved. Participation is voluntary and you can tell us your areas of interest.

Members of the community, cohealth clients and friends are welcome to express interest in:

receiving updates from us and opportunities to get involved

Sign up to receive updates on community meetings and events as well as learning opportunities.

Regular events include Advocacy and Quality forums that welcome public opinion and input; participate in surveys and/or discussion about projects and add your voice and personal experience.

Sign up using the form below.

becoming a community advisor

cohealth has several groups of volunteers from the community including regional advisory committees as well as special interest groups.  Our community advisors play an important role in representing communities, and are passionate about building a strong and connected health service.

Meetings are held bimonthly or quarterly, and provide a safe and inclusive space for community members to have a say in health decisions that affect them. To apply to join one of our community advisory groups, please fill in the online form below, or print and complete the form attached and post to us.

speaking out for good health

To improve health for all, cohealth speaks out about the things that create (or take away from) health. We speak up about poverty, housing, discrimination, prisons and many other issues that our communities say matter to them.

We speak to people in power; join groups and work together; share stories about how issues and systems affect people; and are visible on issues that affect people’s health.

Making our health and social systems better and addressing these issues will only be successful if the solutions we speak up about are informed by the people who the issues affect. So join us in this advocacy work – have your voice heard on issues that are important to you; defend or safeguard your rights; put forth views about decisions that affect your life, and let’s make positive change together.

If you or someone in the community that you know would like to contribute to our advocacy work, please complete the EOI Advocacy form to tell us about your area/s of interest, and send it to us.

Your information will be kept confidential, held securely by cohealth and not passed on to any third party without your consent.

Register your interest by completing and submitting the online form below or downloading and completing the Participation form or EOI in Advocacy and mailing it to: Participation, cohealth, 90 Maribyrnong Street, Footscray, VIC 3011 or email to: participation@cohealth.org.au.








Community advisory groups/committeeWorking groupsFocus groupsGiving feedback to improve services through surveysImproving client health informationHaving a say about local issues and services


We look forward to working with you to help shape the way we work. We will be in contact with you within two weeks.

Our vision

 Vision Healthy communities, healthy people Mission Improve health and wellbeing for all and tackle inequality,…

Background branding image of roads representing community