Being an advocate is working and speaking on behalf of other people. One of our primary aims is to ensure the voice of the people living with cancer is heard in policies and programs for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survival and research of cancer
Our Consumers have a wealth of strong, varied and diverse skills and are involved in many types and levels of engagement and advocacy.
Who Trains in Cancer Advocacy?
Metro, Rural and regional patients
Do you need access to better information and education, yet most of the expertise is too far away? Advocacy will assist you to learn the following.
- Where to go when you need answers
- Being informed on how to make a difference
- How to improve your experience
Do you want to impact the quality of life for cancer patients across Australia? CAV is committed to improving policy and treatment in Victoria and across Australia.
- Providing experience and expertise to medical forums, seminars, and researchers.
- Participation in policy formulation
- Improving the lives of families, individuals and communities
CAV’s training modules are targeted at people affected by cancer:
Who are considering becoming involved in improving cancer care in their area
Who are involved in advocacy and wish to take their level of involvement and influence in improving cancer care in their area to the next level
Who wish to enhance their skills and effectiveness as participants and advocates
And also, Health Service & ICS Improvement and Consumer Engagement Officer, Primary Health Network personnel, interested in increasing their networks and accessing additional training resources for consumers.
Advocacy outcomes include:
Better health outcomes and advice from a consumer perspective by supporting and promoting consumer engagement, capacity building and health advocacy
- Higher awareness for medical professionals
- Well informed government and medical body policy decisions
- Caring, aligned cancer team processes
Become an Advocate
CAV training aims is to ensure the voice of the people living with cancer is heard in policies and programs for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survival and research of cancer. It is offered to all affected by cancer. Health professionals and other interested parties are welcome to join in the training.
Training Dates for Advocates
Training dates will be added below as they occur. Through sponsorship and grants we train advocates Victoria wide, in Melbourne and in the regional centres.
If you would like to arrange cancer advocacy training for your organisation, please enquire now.