Closing date: 1pm, Thursday 19th May

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 within their regions to help shape healthcare for children and young people.

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 purpose of 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’s Health Equity Strategy, Health Consumers Queensland has been engaged by Queensland Health’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Division to support Children’s Health Queensland with their Health Equity community consultations.

To do this we are seeking four Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander people who would like to host a yarning circle with up to 10 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, consumers of either Children’s Health Queensland’s services or another Hospital and Health Service (HHS) and primary health care consumers of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

Who are we looking for as Consumer or Carer 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.

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