Closing date extended to: 25 August 2022

Health Consumers Queensland has an opportunity for up to 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers to attend a virtual roundtable to share your views about the actions to be delivered for the new Queensland First Nations Health Workforce Strategy for Action.

About the project

For the first time in Queensland, a united Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce strategy is being developed for Queensland’s health system.  Building on existing state and national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce policies, the new Queensland First Nations Health Workforce Strategy for Action (‘Strategy for Action’) will be implemented across the health system, including the public health sector (Queensland Health) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled health (A&TSICCHO) sector.

The new Strategy for Action is a Queensland Government election commitment and will deliver real actions to value, invest in, and grow current and future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforces.

The new strategy has been named a ‘Strategy for Action’ intentionally because it will detail practical actions to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforces — the time for delivery is now.

Purpose of the Consultation

The concept paper has been co-written in partnership between the Chief Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Officer, the Department of Health, and the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), the peak body representing the A&TSICCHO sector in Queensland. The aim of the Roundtable is to stimulate discussion with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health consumers about the actions needed to support current and future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforces.

Thirty-five (35) proposed actions have been developed for discussion based on the findings of years of consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Roundtable discussion will focus on three questions:

  1. Are the actions valuable?
  2. Are the actions achievable?
  3. Are the actions relevant?

The voices and ideas of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health consumers are needed, welcomed, and encouraged to shape the Strategy for Action. 

The Roundtable discussion will be hosted by the Chief Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Officer, Haylene Grogan, and the CEO of the QAIHC, Cleveland Fagan.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages and geographical regions from across Queensland who are interested in improving the health system for mob by supporting more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to work in our health system, from gardeners to surgeons.

We want your ideas about the best way to value, invest in and grow our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforces—now and into the future.

Find out more and apply

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