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The Harm Prevention Program works to identify and implement evidence-based interventions targeted at reducing harm to the Victorian community. Our objective is to lower our clients’ exposure to losses, help to minimise risks and harm, and aid in the reduction of claims. This is done through two key organisational strategies:

For more information on the Harm Prevention Program or to lodge an expression of interest please contact:

Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM)

VMIA’s partnership with Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM)
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Harm Prevention in the Emergency Department

Improving patient safety in emergency and urgent care
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Healthcare Research & Innovation Program

To improve patient safety in public healthcare by applying contemporary and innovative behavioural approaches to key healthcare challenges.
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Incentivising better patient safety

Striving for better outcomes and encouraging participation in best practice training, which has been demonstrated to improve care for mothers and babies in the birth suite.
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Perioperative Harm Prevention

Improving patient safety before, during and after surgery
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Safewards Victoria

Implementing mental health programs across all public mental health services in Victoria.
Read more: Safewards Victoria