Invitation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Consumers and Carers to host a Yarning Circle to inform the Children’s Health Queensland Health Equity Strategy

Closing date: 1pm, Friday 26th May 2022

Health Consumers Queensland is seeking four (4) Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health consumers, family members and carers who would like to host a yarning circle in the Torres Strait, North Queensland, Central West and Central Queensland regions to help shape healthcare for children and young people.

About the project

To assist First Nations community to have a say in the implementation of the Children’s Health Queensland Health Equity Strategy, Health Consumers Queensland is seeking four Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander people who would like to host a yarning circle with up to 10 local community members in the following regions:

  • Torres Strait region
  • North Queensland
  • Central West, and
  • Central Queensland

Each Yarning Circle is to include at least two Elders, both male and female and at least two young people, both male and female, community who use Children’s Health Queensland’s hospital and health services or another Hospital and Health Service (HHS) and use Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations or other primary health care services.

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An invitation to host a Yarning Circle to inform the Townsville Hospital and Health Service 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 Townsville region. We are seeking four Yarning Circle hosts for this opportunity.

Closing date: 1 pm, Thursday 26th May

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

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Help develop an ENT-Audiology Shared Care Model of Care

Closing date: 9am, Monday 30 May 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.

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Central Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Consumers and Carers: An invitation to host a Yarning Circle to inform your regional Health Equity Strategy

Closing date: 1pm, Thursday 26th May

Health Consumers Queensland invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health consumers and carers to host a yarning circle within their communities to hear from people who would like to help shape healthcare in the Central Queensland region. We are seeking three (3) Yarning Circle hosts for this opportunity.

About the project

The voices, leadership and lived experiences of First Nations peoples are driving the health equity reform agenda in Queensland. The health equity agenda is the legislative requirement passed by the Queensland Parliament in 2020 for Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) to co-develop and co-implement Health Equity Strategies.

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 Central Queensland HHS with their Health Equity community consultations.

To do this we are seeking three community members who would like to host a yarning circle with up to 10 community members in their local town and region.

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What are the Queensland Health Tier 2 and Tier 3 Advisory Committees?

The nine Queensland Health System Governance Tier 2 Advisory Committees, known as Tier 2 Advisory Committees, will help improve alliances between the Department of Health, Hospital and Health Services (where care is delivered), and the Queensland Ambulance Service. They report into the Queensland Health Executive Leadership Team with a connection to the Queensland Health Leadership Advisory Board; these two groups are chaired by the Director-General of Health.

The five Tier 3 Advisory Committees will help inform and feed into the Tier 2 Committees. This new systematised representation underlines Queensland Health’s commitment to and recognition of the value of consumer partnerships to the system and health outcomes for all Queenslanders.

Discover the latest consumer opportunities on these Committees here >