Allied Health

The Chief Allied Health Office (CAHO) is the professional and strategic representative for Allied Health at ACT Health.

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Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer

The Chief Allied Health Officer (CAHO) is the professional and strategic representative for allied health. The Chief Allied Health Officer is Ms Helen Matthews. Helen leads the Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer (OCAHO) and is part of the Office of Professional Leadership and Education (OPLE) in the ACT Health Directorate, located at Bowes St, Woden.

The Office informs, guides and advocates for the ACT allied health workforce and provides evidence based advice on a range of local, national and international issues relevant to the allied health workforce. The Office also works with allied health professionals across the ACT, as well as with nursing, midwifery and medical colleagues. 

At a national level, the Chief Allied Health Officer is a member of the National Allied Health Advisers and Chief Officers Committee with Allied Health Chiefs from other jurisdictions across Australia. The Office also works closely with consumers, peak bodies, professional agencies, education providers and regulators.

Current initiatives:

The Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer Team

The team includes:

  • Chief Allied Health Officer
  • Allied Health Workforce Initiatives Coordinator
  • Allied Health Workforce Development Officer 

Contact Us

Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer, Office of Professional Leadership and Education, ACT Health Directorate

Email: ChiefAlliedHealthOffice@act.gov.au

Telephone: (02) 5124 9545

Postal address
ACT Health
GPO Box 825
Canberra City ACT 2601

Page last updated on: 19 Sep 2019