Metro South Health is committed to improving the health of all people in our region.
The mission of the Health Equity and Access Unit (HEAU) is to ensure Metro South Health offers equitable, accessible and culturally appropriate services.
We focus on priority communities which experience poor health outcomes and difficulties getting the services they need. We achieve our aims by:
Our Equity and Access Framework (PDF, 623.14 KB) provides an overview of how we conduct our business.
Our unit is made up of the following specialist teams:
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:
In partnership with Metro South Health services, community groups and non-government organisations we offer or develop:
Contact: Brooke Hutchison, Team Leader; phone: 07 3156 9578; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Health Equity and Access Unit (HEAU) includes two areas dedicated to improving and promoting the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
For more information, see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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.