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Help create our Health Equity Strategy

Children’s Health Queensland has developed an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heath Equity Strategyin partnership with community to improve health and wellbeing outcomes, experiences and access to care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people across Queensland.

Our approach to developing this important strategy was informed by Queensland Health’s Making Tracks together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equity Framework, which places First Nations peoples and voices at the centre of healthcare service design and delivery in Queensland.

The Children’s Health Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heath Equity Strategy is now complete. 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.

The strategy was informed by the Insights Report which highlights the themes emerging from the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples we have consulted to date.

For more information, on the Children’s Health Queensland Health Equity Strategy, contact Wyomie Robertson, Health Equity Program Manager at CHQ_Healthequity@health.qld.gov.au.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consumer Advisory Group

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers help to ensure we work with children, young people and families in a culturally safe and appropriate way.

By joining the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consumer Advisory group you can play a vital role in assisting us to plan, design and deliver better health services for children and young people living in Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

Who can join?

We’re seeking people who:

  • are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • are committed to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
  • have experience using CHQ services themselves or through their family
  • can join an online meeting via telephone or computer/smartphone (we can help with setting this up).

What’s involved?

Committee members participate in a small orientation and spend approximately two hours per month on committee activities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are keen to engage with consumers through this process and will sit alongside the committee for extra support.

Payment for participation will be offered in line with normal CHQ Consumer Engagement procedures.

More information

If you would like to know more about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consumer Advisory Group, please call Vena Beetson on (07) 3068 2273 who will be happy to yarn a little more about the requirements and provide support with the application process.

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