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DVA Health Providers Partnership Forum


Key aims of the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) Health Providers Partnership Forum (HPPF) include promoting and supporting collaboration and partnership between the DVA and peak bodies representing the health sector, to consider how veteran health services may be improved, including through effective policy and service delivery.


Membership of the HPPF is not fixed, the Forum is structured to allow for broad health sector participation.  Meeting attendees include standing members from DVA and the ex-service community, and interested health organisations and associations.  Invitations to attend HPPF discussions are sent to peak bodies on DVA's health sector database. The ex-service organisation (ESO) and veterans' perspective is provided by a representative from a DVA National Consultation Framework forum.

Standing members

  • Chair, First Assistant Secretary, Health and Community Services Division
  • Deputy Chair, Assistant Secretary, Program Management Branch
  • Chief Health Officer
  • Deputy Commissioner Qld
  • Assistant Secretary, Provider Engagement and Assurance Branch
  • Assistant Secretary, Service Access Branch
  • Assistant Secretary, Policy Branch
  • ESO representative


Terms of Reference 

HPPF submission coversheet

Meeting schedule

The HPPF meets three times or four times per year and if required, holds additional meetings via video or telephone conference. Meeting dates for 2018 are:

  • Thursday, 18 January – Video conference
  • Thursday, 12 April – Video conference
  • Friday, 8 June — Video conference
  • Wednesday, 22 August — Video conference
  • Friday, 2 November – Face to face

Meeting summaries and papers






Department of Veterans' Affairs
GPO Box 9998
Canberra ACT 2601

To contact the HPPF Secretariat, email:

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