Workshop: Value and impact in allied health services: how do we articulate and evidence our worth?

A selection of pre-conference workshops will be held through the 2021 NAHC Online Platform on Monday 9th August. 

Workshops are an additional expense and are open to both conference delegates and non-conference delegates.

Places are limited and bookings will be taken on a first come – first served basis.

Value and impact in allied health services: how do we articulate and evidence our worth?


Workshop Presenters: Prof Susan Hillier – University of South Australia and Jo Nolan – Allied and Scientific Health Office, Department of Health and Wellbeing, SA Government.

Date: Monday 9 August

Time: 1500 – 1800


Allied health professionals provide clinical services to varied populations under varied service models. Our interventions are often more behavioural and systems targeted, and therefore patient or client-level outcomes are not always the same as the more routinely collected medical-model outcomes of morbidity and mortality. So how do we provide evidence of our value and impact? In this workshop we will explore what value and impact could look like across different allied health domains and from whose perspective. We will discuss ways of gathering and reporting evidence for potential value and impact –  how we can gather data that is meaningful and persuasive for our various stakeholders.

Professor Susan Hillier

Prof Susan Hillier is a clinician and researcher at the University of South Australia. She is also the Dean for Research in Allied Health and Human Performance. Her interests in research focus around rehabilitation and particularly in the stroke population. She has – by necessity and inclination – become very interested in translating research and measuring impact in order to explain and justify her work to her patients!

Jo Nolan

Jo Nolan is a Senior Program Manager and Allied Health Research Lead in the Allied and Scientific Health Office (ASHO), Department for Health and Wellbeing, in Adelaide, South Australia. Clinically, she has a background as a physiotherapist working in prevention of functional decline and promoting mobility during hospitalisation. Jo is passionate about the contribution of allied health for patients and health services. In her ASHO role Jo is working towards building allied health research capacity to enable allied health professionals to ensure best health care outcomes and delivery of high quality health care.

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