Integrated management and good governance
The Sustainable Farm Families™ (SFF) program operates under a corporate governance framework as set out by the policies and systems used by Western District Health Service to manage its business, meet its obligations and achieve its goals and objectives.
Through integrated planning, budgeting and performance management, the program ensures quality is provided to our farming families, advocates, other government departments and partnering agencies.
The SFF program benefits from good corporate governance and is accountable, transparent and has systems of control and the encouragement to create value. In managing the program the following Western District Health Service values are used:
We will be open and honest and will do the right thing for the right reason.
We will be an industry leader by breaking new ground and improving the way things are done.
We will actively work together in teams and partnerships.
We will take personal responsibility for our decisions and actions.
We will value all peoples’ opinions and contributions.
We will endeavour to understand other peoples’ feelings and perspectives.
The program also seeks to deliver best practice and an effective service whilst achieving value for money. The SFF program is operated by a small team and reports to the National Centre for Farmer Health Advisory Group.