Health Consumers Queensland is seeking two (2) Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health consumers, family members and carers who would like to host a yarning circle in the North West Queensland region and the Torres and Cape region 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 two 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 and Cape region
  • North West Queensland region

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.


Why your voice and the voice of the community is important

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 purpose of the Health Equity Strategies on the Queensland Health: Making Tracks Together website First Nations Health Equity | Queensland Health

Who are we looking for as Yarning Circle hosts?

This opportunity would suit people who:

  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Have strong local networks and connections
  • Have an interest in improving healthcare for their young 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 >

Find out more and apply ONLINE or via your mobile here

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