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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

We are dedicated to improving the health and lives of people with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background.

We achieve this through targeted health care services, education programs and research led by specialist teams in Metro South Health.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Coordination Team

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Coordination Team provide strategic advice and leadership across Metro South Health.

We ensure the delivery of quality, coordinated health strategies, programs and services for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Our work includes:

  • Enabling Metro South Health services to increase health care access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and improve their health.
  • Analysing service data to identify and develop strategies that can improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Developing and maintaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health networks within Metro South Health and across external organisations.
  • Developing resources and delivering capability training so that Increase competence of Metro South Health services can provide culturally responsive and safe care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Enabling Metro South services and facilities to meet Closing the Gap targets and accreditation standards.
  • Partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations to promote healthy eating in the community and workplaces.

Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

At the forefront of indigenous healthcare in our region is the Southern Queensland Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.

The centre, based at Inala, provides:

  • A medical clinic staffed by GPs, nurses, Aboriginal and allied health workers.
  • Local outreach and fly-in, fly-out medical services.
  • Ongoing research into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
  • Community engagement and education programs.

For contact information and more details, please see the centre’s own website.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources

Last updated 5 May 2016
Last reviewed 21 October 2016

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