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The National Prisoner Health Information Committee (NPHIC) is the principle advisory body for the national prisoner health indicators and the national prisoner health data set.
The National Prisoner Health Information Committee (NPHIC) is a national committee aiming to help improve the health and wellbeing of prisoners throughout Australia by informing discussion, policy development and decision-making. It aims to do this by advising and assisting in the development, provision and interpretation of statistics and information on prisoner health. The NPHIC arose out of the time-limited National Prisoner Information Group (PHIG) which was formed to establish and develop a data collection.
The membership of the NPHIC comprises a representative from those government agencies responsible for the administration of prison health services within each of the 8 Australian States and Territories. These representatives are the voting members of the NPHIC. Where multiple agencies within a jurisdiction have a shared responsibility for such services, a representative from each agency may be nominated as a member of the NPHIC; however, each jurisdiction is responsible for appointing a single voting member when a vote is required.
The Chair of the NPHIC is also a voting member, and will hold this position for a 2-year period.
Specialist and diverse knowledge is required for the NPHIC. NPHIC members bring with them a wide range of experience in issues related to prisoner health and the administration of associated services.
Membership of the NPHIC consists of:
Secretariat support is provided by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Justice and Education Unit, Canberra.
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