How to get involved

Expressions of Interest (EOI) for outreach health services within Tasmania can be submitted at any time. Liaising closely with health professionals and members of the local community, applicant(s) will need to identify the need for specific health activities or programs through close stakeholder consultation and community needs assessment.

Funding is increasingly sought after in Tasmania. As such, all EOIs received will be evaluated in line with the criteria specified in the EOI Package.

Please note that all Programs administered by the TAZREACH Office will continue to fund much needed services in 2018-19 and beyond. If you would like to submit an EOI for consideration, please use the general Expressions of Interest form.

The process of applying for funding through TAZREACH is outlined below:

Expressions of Interest process

Health service need identified

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Please consider the following when identifying a need for an outreach service:

  • What evidence is there to support the need for the proposed outreach service?
  • What current services are available in that region / community?
  • How many people need the proposed service?
  • How will referral pathways be established?
  • Where will the service be located?
  • Have you consulted with key stakeholders such as local GPs, community members, and other health professionals?

Submit an Expression of Interest form

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Download the Expression of Interest form, complete, and return to the TAZREACH office. This provides basic information about the proposed service, including how the service will operate in the targeted region or community and what the need for the service is.

Complete all relevant pages of the EOI in line with the evaluation criteria.

EOI's are submitted to the Advisory Forum by the TAZREACH Office

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All TAZREACH EOI's need to be considered by an Advisory Forum and approved by the Commonwealth Department of Health (DoH). The Advisory Forum is made up of a range of stakeholders who provide DoH with advice about whether service proposals meet both the priorities of the Fund and the needs of the proposed location.

Approval can take up to several weeks once the application has been submitted.

Receive Acceptance of Offer

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If a service is approved by DoH, the TAZREACH office will let you know and send you a Service Agreement with a customised Acceptance of Offer.

As part of this agreement, you will need to provide evidence of professional registration, professional indemnity / insurance, qualifications and other supporting documentation.

Submit signed Service Agreement and supporting documentation

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It is a requirement for all service providers to undergo a conviction check as part of the TAZREACH funding process.

Please note: Providers who deliver outreach services from a Tasmanian Health Service (THS) location may need to be credentialed by the THS.

The TAZREACH office does not credential health professionals, but can assist the provider in accessing relevant documentation and submitting documentation for approval.

Commence outreach service

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The TAZREACH office will liaise with service providers and service hosts to provide support and assistance where necessary. All service providers and service hosts are encouraged to contact the TAZREACH office if they have any concerns about their service.

Submit Claim Forms and Service Reports

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Claim Forms and Service Reports are submitted after each outreach service or on a monthly basis on the pro-forma provided by TAZREACH with each service agreement. Timely submission of claim forms and completed service reports is a condition of your service agreement. Payments may not be processed if claim forms are not submitted within the specified timeframes.

Annual Review of Outreach Services

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The TAZREACH office conducts an annual review of all services during the last three months of each financial year. We collect feedback on the progression of the service and how the service is improving health outcomes of Tasmanians.

Expressions of Interest Forms

There are no current expressions of interest available for TAZREACH funding. Please complete the general expressions of interest form for future consideration if you have identified an area of need.

All Programs - General Expressions of Interest Form (Short)