CHA Local Community Medal of Distinction 2023 Recipient
About the Vulnerable Populations program
We are delighted to announce that the recipient of the 2023 CHA Local Community Medal of Distinction is the Vulnerable Populations program team at WA Country Health, led by Kate Kelly
The Vulnerable Populations program is an initiative in Western Australia improving outcomes for at-risk children and their families by ensuring health and wellbeing needs are supported. The team advocates for the children, ensuring that social adversity does not put them on a trajectory of poor health. The team’s passion for child safety, through advocacy and coordination of specialist services ensures that children in their care develop to their full potential, becoming happy and healthy adults.
We congratulate the team in their efforts to ensure the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children are being supported.
The 2023 Local Community Medal of Distinction Nominees
CHA would also like to acknowledge the extraordinary contributions to child health of the following individuals who were nominated for this award. Each of these individuals goes above and beyond to make a positive difference to children and their families and are an inspiration to their peers, and to the whole CHA community. Congratulations and thank you for your ongoing leadership.
Deb Forbes – Bendigo Health, VIC
Dr Ric Haslam – The Royal Children’s Hospital, VIC
Program Office – Administrative Stream – Children’s Health QLD Hospital & Health Service
Emma King – The Royal Children’s Hospital, VIC
Barwon Health North (BHN) Child and Family Health Service (CFHS), VIC