Access and Capacity-building Team
The Access and Capacity-building Team (ACT) ensures that our priority communities have equitable access to person-centred health services and culturally appropriate programs.
The ACT builds the cultural competence and capacity of health services to work with our priority communities and also empowers our communities to take steps to improve their health. We work with:
- multicultural communities
- people with disabilities
- people experiencing homelessness
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
In partnership with Metro South Health services, community groups and non-government organisations we offer or develop:
- community programs
- community information resources
- training and resources for health care workers
- service development support
- supportive health service policies
- research projects.
Contact: Brooke Hutchison, Team Leader; phone: 07 3156 9578; email: email@example.com
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teams
The Health Equity and Access Unit (HEAU) includes two areas dedicated to improving and promoting the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Coordination Team
- Southern Queensland Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Healthcare
For more information, see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Metro South Refugee Health Service
The Metro South Refugee Health Service provides specialist health care and advice for refugees and asylum seekers in our region, especially those who are newly arrived.
It also works with other community organisations and care providers.
For more information, see refugees and asylum seekers.