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
The commentary we want to create is one of moving forward together. The strategy has set the direction, now we need the community to play a vital role in assisting us to plan, design and deliver better health services for people living in the Metro South Area. We are seeking to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are committed to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and who are willing to talk to their experience using our services themselves or their families’ or communities’ experience using our services.
To do this we are seeking four community members who would like to host a yarning circle with up to 10 people in their local town and region.
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?
We would like to hear from the following groups within the community.
- Youth: younger First Nations people, youth workers, parents of young people: the topic will be focused on preventative health measures and messages that may have an impact on this demographic.
- Special needs/High health needs: First Nations people with disabilities/complex health needs: the topic will be focused on healthcare integration and how to improve the interface between different elements of the healthcare system.
- Rural communities: First Nations people who live far from primary health and hospital: the topic will be focused on how to bring healthcare closer to home and what partnerships are needed to deliver specialist services in the community.
- General: All elements of the First Nations community: the topic will be focused on improving cultural and spiritual safety in healthcare and on developing the pathways for First Nations people to enter the healthcare workforce.
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 via 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]