2018 Conversations About Care Report
Our 2018 conference brought health professionals and consumers together, to improve health outcomes for all. Read the 2018 Conference report to learn new perspectives on achieving better healthcare outcomes. This unique report gathers insights from patients, activists, researchers and clinicians.
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What is Where the Mind Meets the Mouth?
We have a pretty simple goal here: better health, for everyone.
Where the Mind Meets the Mouth began as a conference in 2015, hosted by North Richmond Community Health. The conference aimed to explore how issues like family violence, drug use and mental illness related to oral health. Our 2016 conference, Putting the Mouth Back into the Body, followed. These conferences resulted in new connections, new information, dozens of resources and a wealth of new ideas. New knowledge generated from the series has produced improvements in practice and led to the creation of a national research group, dedicated to innovation in interdisciplinary care and led by North Richmond Community Health.
In 2018, we are continuing our series with Conversations About Care, a conference exploring person-centred care.
This website is a home for all the insights, knowledge and information shared at our events and beyond. Whether you’re a researcher, a clinician, a community member, a worker or an advocate, you’ll find information about innovative approaches to health here.
Why it matters
Your health isn’t just about illness, genetics, or treatment. It’s impacted by a complex variety of factors like your socio-economic status, your access to care, your choices, and the way people interact with you.
At North Richmond Community Health, we care about health equity. We believe all people should be able to live happy and healthy lives, regardless of their background, their access to wealth or the language they speak. We want to create the best kind of healthcare: the kind that is empathetic, responsive to your needs, and works with you to achieve your goals. We want to create healthcare you deserve.
To achieve this, we will have to work in partnership with other organisations, with our governments, and with you. This year, we’re exploring the relationship between healthcare providers (doctors, nurses, oral health clinicians, counsellors, and more) and the people at the centre of our care: the consumers.
To find out more about the philosophy behind Conversations About Care, our 2018 conference, click here.
Healthcare that builds community.
North Richmond Community Health, Wulumperi-Kertheba, has been caring for people on Wurundjeri land for more than 40 years.
Our award-winning work has attracted the attention of the public and our colleagues in healthcare. We are dedicated to collaboration and innovation, to ultimately improve the lives of people in our communities.
We pay our respects to Wurundjeri elders past and present, and acknowledge the impact of colonialism on all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Our Aboriginal name, Wulempuri-Kertheba, given to us by Wurundjeri elders, means ‘staying healthy together’ in Woiwurrung.