Media Release: Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation (CHKI) Relaunches To Talk Health System Reform on the North Coast


Igniting Change: Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation (CHKI) Relaunches To Talk Health System Reform on the North Coast

Healthy North Coast proudly announces the Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation (CHKI) relaunch, resuming its transformative agenda after a hiatus due to the challenges of COVID-19 and the Northern Rivers flood recovery.

The CHKI relaunch unveils a prestigious roster of national and international speakers, carefully selected to resonate with the unique needs and aspirations of the North Coast health workforce. These esteemed speakers will lend their expertise and amplify local healthcare professionals’ voices, guiding discussions on pivotal issues driving health system reform. While tailored to the North Coast NSW health landscape, CHKI extends a warm invitation to healthcare enthusiasts from across Australia to register for events, listen in, and glean insights from both the desires of the North Coast NSW workforce and the wisdom of esteemed experts charting the path toward positive change.

We are thrilled to reintroduce CHKI as a way to champion innovation and collaboration in health and social care,” said Healthy North Coast CEO Monika Wheeler. 

Proudly backed by Social Futures, Southern Cross University, University Centre for Rural Health, the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, North Coast Allied Health Association, and Ability Options, we extend an invitation to health and social care providers, program managers and policymakers, students, researchers, and anyone eager to lead positive systems change to join us on an educational journey into ways we can work differently. Together, we can be the catalysts for change, transforming healthcare into a more equitable, patient-centered, and effective system.”

CHKI will make its return to education delivery on Tuesday 30 April 2024 with an online discussion exploring how the healthcare workforce can collaborate with government and industry partners to uphold the commitments outlined in Australia’s first wellbeing framework – Measuring What Matters. Dr. Katherine Trebeck, a respected political economist, writer, and advocate, will join Monika Wheeler and Georgina Bruinsma, Senior Manager of Aboriginal Leadership and Engagement at Social Futures to talk about strategies for advancing wellbeing economy frameworks while integrating the diverse perspectives of First Nations people. 

Registrations for Reimaging Our Economy: Measuring What Matters can be made at www.thecentrehki.com.au/events/reimagining-our-economy-measuring-what-matters 

The next exciting event on the CHKI agenda is a four-part webinar series on the Environmental Determinants of Health, facilitated by  Professor Tony Capon, an internationally recognised public health physician and authority on environmental health and health promotion. Kicking off on 10 May 2024, the series boasts an exceptional lineup of top-tier national and international experts at the forefront of planetary health, offering unparalleled insights and expertise on the intersection of environmental sustainability and human well-being.

Registration for Environmental Determinants of Health can be made at: 


Between 2016 and 2021, the Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation brought more than 100 speakers to the North Coast to share their expertise. More than 7,000 registrations were made. Learn more at www.thecentrehki.com.au/

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