Clients, community advisors, volunteers, representatives from partner organisations, current and past Board members, staff, and friends of cohealth gathered on Wednesday 16 November for cohealth’s third Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The meeting, chaired by cohealth Board Chair, Kay Rundle, provided an opportunity to reflect on the many achievements of the year past and acknowledge the broad and enthusiastic community support base that cohealth has. During the proceedings it was clear that it is this support base that enables cohealth to do the work it does in creating health communities.
A significant part of the AGM is devoted to the recognition of the contributions made by community to cohealth in the form of the Frank Fisher Award. The award is given annually in recognition of those who have made significant contribution in the areas of community participation, health literacy, environmental sustainability, and the empowerment of healthcare users. This year there were six wonderful nominees for the award: Guler Altunbas, Bianka Base, Kim Ling Chua, Lynette O’Dwyer, Fran Pantalone and Stanko Radonic.
There can only be one winner of the award, and this year it was Kim Ling Chua. Mama Kim, as she is affectionately known, has been a longstanding champion for the community and a consumer representative at cohealth and former North Yarra Community Health in the areas of mental health and wellbeing, prevention of violence against women and advance care planning.
cohealth congratulates Kim and all the nominees. All have made an outstanding contribution to the health of the community. We celebrate and thank them all along with the many others in our communities who help us to provide quality health and support services for people with all kinds of needs.
For more information about the year that was see the cohealth annual review 2016.