Health Innovation Project
The Collaborative Evaluation and Research Group (CERG) has partnered with the Latrobe Valley Authority to deliver the Health and Wellbeing stream of the Gippsland Smart Specialisation Strategy (GS3). The Smart Specialisation approach is based on three principals:
- Smart: Identify the regions own strength, comparative and competitive assets
- Specialisation: Prioritise research and innovation in competitive areas
- Strategic; define and develop shared vision for regional innovation
Working in partnership with stakeholders, the CEU will explore current and future strengths and challenges in the heath sector. A series of workshops will lead a collaborative discovery, inquiry and design process that is evidence based to explore strengths and opportunities.
The Discovery phase of this project focused on prompting discussion about current and future health and innovation needs in the region by showcasing current expertise and research to identify the region's current strengths and any gaps that may need to be addressed.
Discovery workshop 1
The first workshop informed part of the discovery phase of this project and focused on prompting discussion about current and future health and innovation needs in the region by showcasing current expertise and research. Due to COVID restrictions, this workshop was held virtually.
Discovery workshop 2
The second discovery phase workshop continued the discovery phase of this project and focused on furthering discussion about current and future health and innovation needs in the region by showcasing current expertise and research. Due to COVID restrictions, this workshop was held virtually.
The inquiry phase of the Health Innovation Project will utilise activities and strategies to dive into issues that were identified in the discovery phase. During the inquiry phase the emphasis will be on exploring the depth and reach of the issues and mapping the trajectory of the issues to ascertain the sustainability of the need in the region. At the end of this phase, health issues will have been prioritised in preparation for the design phase of the project.
Inquiry workshop 1
The first workshop in this phase utilised activities and strategies to dive into four themes that were identified in the discovery phase: Digital health, Community resilience and wellbeing, Place-based and data sharing and governance.
Under each theme key issues were identified, alongside the strengths that the region has in those areas. Ideas of how to address the issues and how to turn the ideas into opportunities was discussed. Challenges, goals and risks were identified, and four focussed concepts proposed.
Inquiry workshop 2
A summary of workshop 2 will be available here soon.