Latrobe Health Advocate re-appointed

Staff writers

Jane Anderson has been re-appointed as Latrobe Health Advocate.
Ms Anderson was first appointed in 2018, and has been reinstated for a further three years.
Since her appointment, she has worked with the community and advised the government on issues affecting community health and wellbeing.
Ms Anderson has released several reports detailing the findings of her research and engagement.
The Latrobe Health Advocate aims to provide the region with a trusted, independent voice.
“I have heard a lot from the community over the last three years and am constantly inspired by the desire of people to see improvements in their own health and wellbeing and that of others,” said Ms Anderson.
“Change takes time, but the signs of change are clear to see, and there is great momentum and good will from communities, services and industry to drive health and wellbeing systems changes in Latrobe.”
The role is part of the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone and complements the work of the Latrobe Valley Health Assembly.
Ms Anderson engages with several areas in Latrobe, business, industry, agriculture, health services, community organisations and all levels of Government.
An evaluation by Deloitte found that the Latrobe Health Advocate, Latrobe Health Assembly and the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone have positively impacted health and wellbeing outcomes in region.
Labor Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said she is pleased to see Ms Anderson reappointed.
“Through her strong local voice and advocacy, she has encouraged more locals than ever before to share their views, concerns and priorities – and this is work that really matters in transition and development for the region.”