The Australasian College of Dermatologists’ mission is to lead the achievement of first class dermatology care and skin health for our communities. The College is working to improve outcomes and quality of life for all Australians affected by skin conditions, by:
The College is actively working with the community in a number of ways.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Community Engagement Advisory Committee provides strategic advice to the College on community issues in dermatology, including patient needs and priorities, advocacy and engagement initiatives and the impact of College’s education and training programs.
PATIENT SUPPORT GROUPS
The College works collaboratively with patient support groups to gain insight into their unique experiences and to help build connections between dermatologists and patients.
ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH
The College has released its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which has been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. The plan outlines the steps that the ACD will make over the coming 12 months to work towards reconciliation and improved outcomes in skin health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Click here to read the RAP.
Working with community and consumer organisations is helping the College to promote awareness and information on skin cancer, skin health and improving care.
The College is involved in overseas aid projects, including support for the International League of Dermatological Societies and the Regional Dermatology Training Centre in Moshi, Tanzania. College Fellows have volunteered in Nauru, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Peru, East Timor and East Africa.