Topic: Health and Community

The Health and Community sector provides support to sustain and nurture the functioning of individuals, families and groups within the community to enhance their wellbeing.


Are you a mindful leader?

An AGS 2021 panel heard that workplaces should do more to support employee health and wellbeing and help people recover from mental illness.

To jab or not to jab? The challenges of Australia's COVID-19 vaccination rollout

Directors must decide whether to make the COVID-19 vaccine part of their organisation's risk-minimisation strategy – but there are complex WHS and legal considerations to navigate, writes Christ...

Tackling the plight of homeless older women

He sees it as Australia’s shame. And he is on a mission to harness the power of the private sector to help fix it. Former property developer Robert Pradolin GAICD, who is now director and founde...

The battle for a coronavirus vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech have developed a COVID-19 vaccine they claim has 95 per cent efficacy. But Australia's medical research bodies haven't given up, despite the difficult funding and regulatory enviro...

A coastal community rises from the ashes

The Victorian town of Mallacoota was ravaged by bushfires in 2019-20. Now, the community is coming together to focus on recovery and governing in a new era of regrowth.

From mining to medical devices: ventilator breaths new life into business

When mining services manufacturer Gekko Systems pivoted to make the only regulator-approved Australian ventilator to treat patients with COVID-19, it led to a business restructure and spin-off medical...

How the CSIRO plans to tackle Australia's big challenges

From building a hydrogen industry to managing water from space, CSIRO CEO Larry Marshall shares how the national science agency is preparing for the future.

AICD endorses major changes to governance in Aged Care

The AICD has lodged a Response to Counsel Assisting’s submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

The box of vegetables that helped a region recover

Agribusiness owners in South East Queensland stepped up their collaboration during COVID-19 and discovered a better way to grow their businesses.

Lessons from the pandemic – what health boards can do to succeed in an uncertain future

COVID-19 has been the greatest challenge in a generation for healthcare boards. The road to recovery is unlikely to be smooth, with further outbreaks certain and findings from several Royal Commission...
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