Every Australian should have equal access to good healthcare. Location or income should not affect the care you receive when you are sick. Health service provision should be equitable, socially just and responsive to changing needs.
Individual health outcomes are influenced by biological, social, economic and environmental factors and these must be addressed as part of a comprehensive health care system.
The Greens endorse the World Health Organisation definition of health as the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and therefore seek a holistic approach to health that includes a focus on disease prevention, health promotion and social and environmental determinants of health.
Formerly a Co-Leader of the WA Mental Health Network, Alison has an in depth knowledge of the delivery of health services in Western Australia. She is passionate about community managed services and ensuring that the voices of those at the receiving end of service delivery are integral in informing service design.
Alison will continue to advocate for a fair and equitable health system in WA. She will also work towards increasing resources for prevention and early intervention approaches so fewer Western Australians, their families and communities incur the social and financial impacts that poor health can bring.