Latrobe Health Advocate

In May 2018, Jane Anderson was appointed by the Minister for Health, to the role of Latrobe Health Advocate. Reporting directly to the Minister, Jane’s role is to provide independent advice to the Victorian Government on behalf of Latrobe Valley communities on system and policy issues affecting their health and wellbeing.

Jane brings a wealth of experience to the role of Latrobe Health Advocate, having lived and worked in the Latrobe Valley for 20 years. She worked in Morwell throughout the time of the Hazelwood Mine fire and supported the community’s recovery.

Her appointment delivers on key recommendations of the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry, supporting the development of the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone. She works closely with businesses, health services, community organisations and all levels of government to ensure a collaborative approach underpins her advice and activities.

Jane welcomes opportunities to meet with community groups and individuals to listen to your concerns and your aspirations for sustainable health and wellbeing.

  • If you have a community group meeting or activity coming up, please think about inviting Jane to attend.
  • If you have concerns or ideas about how things can be done differently, please share a cuppa and your own story with Jane. Jane is happy to come to a café near you or we have plenty of tea, coffee and water at our office in Morwell.
  • Call us or you can leave a message via the form below, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.