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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Centre for Teamwork Excellence in Maternity Emergencies (CTEME)

Decreasing harm for women and babies and strengthening maternity services in Victoria
Read more: Centre for Teamwork Excellence in Maternity Emergencies (CTEME) 

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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A practice tool for guiding healthcare staff in how they structure and exchange information for improved communication.
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Patient safety climate

The culture of patient safety in a healthcare workplace.
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Safewards Victoria

Implementing mental health programs across all public mental health services in Victoria.
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The Communiqués Australia

A collection of three unique electronic publications and podcasts featuring narrative case reports from coroners’ investigations into preventable deaths.
Read more: The Communiqués Australia