We have a three-tier structure for community sector relationships and service delivery management governance:
- Peaks Network and Government Strategic Forum
- Department of Health (Tasmania) Program Managers Group
- Department of Health (Tasmania) Funding Agreement Managers Network.
Peaks Network and Government Strategic Forum
The community sector is an integral component of the service system to facilitate positive and productive relationships between the sector and government. The Tasmanian Community Services Peaks network comprises peak non-government health and human services sector organisations. The Forum allows for:
- strategic-level discussions between the Peaks Network and government
- exchanging of information and advice on key issues of significance (including Australian and State Government Agreements, policy development and reform directions)
- facilitating information sharing and discussion from a collective point of view, to and from the entities represented by Forum members
- working in partnership to progress strategic issues (for example, workforce development, sector capacity, information systems, streamlined information sharing, integrated service delivery, State budget priorities (to be agreed)
- commissioning of joint projects and working parties where required
- governing and guiding the process of developing a Partnership Agreement between the community sector, Department of Health (Tasmania) and Department of Premier and Cabinet (Tasmania).
Department of Health (Tasmania) Program Managers Group
This is an internal strategic committee focused on:
- program policy
- service development
- alignment across programs.
Department of Health (Tasmania) Funding Agreement Managers Network
- This is an internal network of contract managers at an operational level across the Agency.
- They are responsible for the day-to-day liaison with individual organisations.
- The aim is to develop a more consistent and streamlined approach to contract management.