Consumer Opportunities

The role of a consumer representative can be a very rewarding experience, knowing that you are helping to affect positive change in Queensland’s health system and improving the healthcare experience for other consumers.

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Host a Yarning Circle to inform the design of the Jaghu Program – First Nations Maternal and Infant Program

An invitation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the West Moreton region Host a Yarning Circle to inform the design of the Jaghu Program – First Nations Maternal and Infant Program.

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 design local antenatal and child health services in their community.

What is ‘Jaghu’?
Jaghu is West Moreton Health’s new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternal and Infant program, providing care for mums, bubs, and their families through the continuum of pregnancy, from conception until their bub is around 2 years of age. The aim of the Jaghu program is to provide a culturally safe and responsive model of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, their families and the community that is co-designed and co-led by the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

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Join the Digital Health Research Committee

Closing date: 9am, Thursday 7 July 2022.

The Department of Health seeks one consumer representative to be a member of the Digital Health Research Committee (DHRC). The Committee has oversight of the development and implementation of a digital health research strategic roadmap by facilitating engagement between Queensland Health and researchers.  It promotes innovation, reduces duplication of effort and fosters information and resource sharing.

The Committee manages the prioritisation, resourcing and performance of digital health research in the Queensland Health environment including mobile health solutions, remote healthcare solutions (telehealth/wearables), digital integration of healthcare, and health information and technologies.

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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

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.

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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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

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 >