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.

These 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

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.

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.

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