The Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer informs, guides and advocates for the ACT allied health workforce. We provide evidence-based advice on local, national, and international issues relevant to the allied health workforce and manage allied health workforce initiatives.
The Office works with allied health professionals across the ACT, as well as with nurses, midwives, medical practitioners, consumers, peak bodies, professional agencies, education providers and regulators.
ACT Chief Allied Health Officer
The ACT Chief Allied Health Officer is Ms Helen Matthews. The role leads the Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer within the Office of Professional Leadership and Education at ACT Health. The ACT Chief Allied Health Officer is the professional and strategic representative for allied health.
The ACT Chief Allied Health Officer works closely with colleagues from clinical areas, education providers, government, and non-government areas to align and promote education, research, and workforce needs. The role supports sustainable, safe, high-quality health and wellbeing services.
At a national level, the ACT Chief Allied Health Officer is a member of the National Allied Health Advisers and Chief Officers Committee which has representation from all jurisdictions across Australia and the Commonwealth.
ACT Allied Health Workforce Framework Work Plan
The ACT Allied Health Workforce Framework Work Plan is the strategic guide for the Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer to enable workforce planning and initiatives.
Download the ACT Allied Health Workforce Work Plan.
Phone: (02) 5124 9734
Postal address: ACT Health, GPO Box 825, Canberra City ACT 2601
Street address: 2-6 Bowes St, Phillip ACT 2606