Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equity Strategy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equity Strategy

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equity Strategy 2022-2025

Every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and young person deserves equality in health outcomes.

Children’s Health Queensland accepts the role we have to play in preserving the oldest surviving culture in the world, through improving the care that is provided to their children and young people.  We co-designed the Children’s Health Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heath Equity Strategy 2022-2025 with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers, community members, staff and partner organisations to support the self-determined right of First Nations peoples to have their culture lead the care they receive.

Our key priority areas are:

  1. Actively eliminating racial discrimination and institutional racism
  2. Increasing equitable access to healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  3. Influencing the social, cultural and economic determinants of health
  4. Delivering sustainable, culturally safe and responsive healthcare services
  5. Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to design, deliver, monitor and review health services
  6. Strengthening the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce

Thank you to everyone who has provided their voice and views, helping inform our approach to reaching health equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people.

We have heard what the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community said and we will listen, learn and walk together on this journey.

Have your say on the implementation plan

The draft Implementation Plan for the Children’s Health Queensland Health Equity Strategy 2022-2025, is now open for consultation.

The draft Implementation Plan has been co-designed and developed from the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Queensland and shows how we will take action over the next three years.

Health equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people will take time, however we have heard what needs to change and are committed to implementing outcomes.

Please review and share your feedback to CHQ_Healthequity@health.qld.gov.au by 19 November 2022.

For more information
Contact Wyomie Robertson, Health Equity Program Manager at CHQ_Healthequity@health.qld.gov.au