The Communication Link was engaged by the Department of Health to facilitate key stakeholder workshops as part of the National Targeted Consultations supporting the development of a National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions. 13 workshops were conducted around Australia, visiting most national capitals and a number of regional centres. Consultation reports were prepared for each workshop as well as an overarching Final Consultation Report providing feedback to the client on the key themes and areas of interest raised by stakeholders during the consultation.
Stakeholder participants included representatives of all levels of government, primary and local health networks, research and education institutions, peak bodies, consumer groups, health professionals, clinical experts and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations, amassing a total of 330 participants. 63% of those completed a workshop evaluation of which 95% rated the facilitation 4 out of 5 or better.