An invitation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Greater Ipswich region. Host a Yarning Circle to inform your Hospital and Health Service Health Equity Strategy
Health Consumers Queensland and West Moreton Health, Queensland Health, invites three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health current/past patients, carers and community members to host Yarning Circles to hear from local people to help shape healthcare in the region. This Health Equity Strategy will only succeed if West Moreton Health listen to the local community.
What is the situation in West Moreton Health Region?
It is unacceptable and heartbreaking that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to die on average 12 years earlier than non-Indigenous people.
- across the Health region we have a large and proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community (approximately 5% of the population) through make up more than 30% of our total health service activity
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in West Moreton Health region are more likely to have more than 2 or more medical conditions; low birthweight babies; poor mental health; diabetes and renal failure and are less likely to be immunised.
West Moreton Health needs to build on the great work being done across its community to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and to do so, needs your input.
To do this we are seeking three community members who would like to host a yarning circle with up to 10 people in their local town and region.
An invitation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Metro South Hospital and Health Service (HHS) region. Host a Yarning Circle to inform the Metro South HHS Health Equity Strategy
Health Consumers Queensland invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health consumers, carers and community members to host a yarning circle to hear from local people who would like to help shape healthcare in the Metro South HHS region. We are seeking four Yarning Circle hosts for this opportunity.
About this Opportunity
Metro South is embarking upon a new way of working on health equity. We aim to reframe the relationship with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of our region and to remain responsive to their voices. Our commitment is to build strong relationships with our stakeholders and carry this through with ongoing collaboration, co-design and implementation activities that truly make a difference to the health of our First Nations People.
Metro South has developed a First Nations Health Equity Strategy with six key priority areas.
• Priority Area 1: Actively eliminate racial discrimination and institutional racism within the service
• Priority Area 2: Increase access to healthcare services
• Priority Area 3: Influence the social, cultural and economic determinants of health
• Priority Area 4: Deliver sustainable, culturally safe and responsive healthcare services
• Priority Area 5: Actively eliminate racial discrimination and institutional racism within the service
• Priority Area 6: Strengthen the First Nations Workforce
Closing date: 9am, Monday 13 June 2022
Have you ever experienced any challenges or problems with medicines or supported a friend or family member with this?
Activating pharmacists to reduce medication related problems (ACTMed) is a new service being developed to help consumers, pharmacists and GPs, to work together (co-design) to find medicine related problems and prevent harm. To make sure ACTMed meets the needs of consumers, it is seeking up to eight (8) consumers and carer representatives to participate on its Consumer Advisory Group to help design a process so that their GP, pharmacist, and Healthcare Workers, and all the other people involved in their care can help them take medicines safely and in a way that is respectful of people’s preferences, cultural background and health status.
Find out more and apply here >
Health Consumers Queensland invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health consumers, carers and community members to host a yarning circle to hear from local people who would like to help shape healthcare in the Townsville region. We are seeking four Yarning Circle hosts for this opportunity.
What is the Health Equity Strategy?
Townsville Hospital and Health Service has embarked on consultation to develop a historic strategy to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- The strategy will be codesigned by the community, health providers, organisations, and other key stakeholders,
- It will focus on areas where the health system can be redesigned and reshaped,
- The ultimate goal is to Close the Gap in life expectancy by 2031.
This strategy will only succeed if Townsville HHS harness the expertise and wisdom of their local community through meaningful engagement.
To assist community members to have a say in their health service Health Equity Strategy, Health Consumers Queensland has been engaged by Queensland Health’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Division to support Townsville Hospital and Health Service with their Health Equity community consultations.
You can learn more about the Health Equity Strategies on the Queensland Health: Making Tracks Together website First Nations Health Equity | Queensland Health
Closing date EXTENDED: 9am, Wednesday 1 June 2022.
Do you have a lived experience of accessing audiology services as part of your referral to a Queensland Health Ear Nose Throat (ENT) Department?
The Allied Health Professions’ Office of Queensland (within the Department of Health) invites health consumer and carer representatives to participate in two consumer engagement activities to inform the ENT-Audiology Shared Care Model of Care project. Your feedback will contribute to the development of a more streamlined referral pathway approach for audiology intervention/ management across Queensland.