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.


Further details on the Health Equity Strategies

The Health Equity strategies will outline:

  • the achievement of health equity and the improvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes
  • the elimination of institutional racism from the public health sector, and
  • improvements in power sharing arrangements with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

You can learn more about the Health Equity Strategies on the Queensland Health: Making Tracks Together website First Nations Health Equity | Queensland Health


Who are we looking for as Consumer or Carer Hosts?

This opportunity would suit people who:

  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Live in the Central Queensland HHS region and reside in regional towns including Biloela, Theodore, Blackwater, Woorabinda and Moura.
  • Have strong local networks and connections
  • Have an interest in improving healthcare for their people and their community.


Where to find out more or apply

To find out more about what is involved including what support and remuneration hosts and participants receive or to apply using a word document please click this link: < Click here to find out more and apply >

To apply online or with your mobile please click this link: < Click here to apply online >

For queries relating to this opportunity, please email Anne Curtis, Engagement Consultant – Specific Projects, Health Consumers Queensland at [email protected] or Lynda Maybanks, First Nations Consultant at [email protected]