30 Oct-1 Nov 2017, 9am-5pm

RMIT University - Storey Hall
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Early bird tickets on sale until 8 September. Unwaged receive free registration.

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If you,

  • work in a health justice partnership or are thinking about setting one up;
  • are interested in interdisciplinary research on health, access to justice, integrated service models or systems capability;
  • develop policy or deliver funding to fill the gaps in health and human services through which vulnerable communities continually fall …

… then this Conference is for you!

This Conference will showcase and drive best practice in heath justice partnerships, an emerging model of integrated services bringing lawyers into health settings to improve access for vulnerable communities. Health justice partnerships help stop legal problems from harming people's health.

Using a highly participatory format, the Conference will combine engaging discussion to inspire best practice, with extensive skills development and networking opportunities.

Find out more about our conference speakers.


The main Program runs for two days, from 30-31 October. Encompassing a range of perspectives across health, justice and working collaboratively, the Program will inspire and challenge us to improve the effectiveness of health and human services for those who most need them.

International keynote Professor Sylvia Caley will bring us the latest on health justice partnerships and the surrounding policy environment in the USA.

Key topics include:

  • Australia’s health system and social models of health in hospital and community health services
  • The impact of legal problems on health and wellbeing
  • Connecting research to practice and clinical training
  • Supporting community voices in our health, legal and human services
  • Different approaches to evaluation
  • The critical role of policy advocacy in improving the lives of vulnerable communities
  • Comparable models overseas

Find out more about the Program.

Day 3 Workshop

Following the two-day Conference, on Wednesday 1 November we are offering a full-day workshop for people currently working in health justice partnerships, run by the Partnership Brokers Association. The Partnership Brokers Association have worked with health justice practitioners in a number of states and with Health Justice Australia. The workshop will:

  • build understanding of multi-stakeholder collaboration (‘partnering’);
  • provide an opportunity to explore partnering challenges and good practice principles;
  • consider what it takes to partner effectively;
  • introduce a number of frameworks and concepts and share different views/experiences;
  • introduce the concept of ‘partnership brokering’.

This workshop has limited places and is only open to people working in health justice partnerships. More information on this workshop.

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Last updated: 4 September 2017