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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health is a key priority for Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN). We strive to support primary care providers in providing high quality and equitable services to the more 77,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in northern Queensland.

CheckUP

CheckUP is a not-for-profit organisation that offers a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services and programs, including Outreach, Allied Health in Remote Schools Project, Tucka-Time, and Be Well Learn Well. Find out more and access their resources here.

Practice Incentive Program (PIP) Indigenous Health Incentive

The PIP Indigenous Health Incentive supports practices and Indigenous health services to improve health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, including best practice management of chronic disease. The Indigenous Health Incentive guidelines can be found on the Australia Government Department of Services website here.

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC)

The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) focuses on sector development, policy, and research in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care. Access their website here.

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has a collection of resources to assist general practices in providing best practice health care for our First Nations People. Access their resources here.

Northern Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Apunipima Cape York Health Council Services 

Apunipima Cape York Health Council Services is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) delivering primary health care to 11 Cape York communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners, outreach midwives, podiatrists, audiologists, physiotherapists, dietitians and nutritionists, diabetes nurse educators, pediatricians, and general practitioners.

Mookai Rosie Bi-Bayan

Mookai Rosie Bi-Bayan provides housing and a place of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children from Cape York and western Queensland.

NPA Family and Community Services

Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) Family and Community Services provide primary health services to the people and communities of the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA).

 

Gindaja

Alcohol and other drugs treatment and healing centre located 40  kilometres north of Cairns.

Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

Delivers primary health care services within the Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire in Far North Queensland.

Mamu Health Service Limited

An Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) owned and managed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to provide culturally appropriate and comprehensive primary health care programs for communities in the Innisfail and surrounding areas.

Mulungu

An Indigenous primary health care services provider in Mareeba.

Wuchopperen Health Service

An Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) that provides comprehensive primary health care services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Cairns. Wuchopperen began providing health services in 1981 and has primary health care facilities in Manoora and Edmonton and a child wellbeing service in Atherton.

Youth Empowered Towards Independence (YETI)

A support agency for young people aged 12-25 years old living in Far North Queensland.

The Palm Island Community Company (PICC)

A not-for-profit organisation that provides human services, community capacity building, and economic development programs on Palm Island.

Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service (TAIHS)

Works to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take control of their individual, family, and community health, which encompasses physical, social, emotional, cultural, spiritual, and economic wellbeing.

Girudala

Provides programs and services which assist individuals and groups to improve their health , housing, and overall wellbeing circumstances.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (ATSICHS) Mackay

Provides a tailored primary health care service to the regional community and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the Mackay region to assist them in meeting their health needs.

Useful resources

Australian Indigenous Health Bulletin

A publication providing the latest information on Indigenous health.

Impact Magazine

Highlights health providers models that have been successful in delivering Outreach services to all corners of Queensland.

We recommend that all northern Queensland health professionals take part in cultural awareness and safety training. Some registered providers include:

Health Scholarships for Indigenous People

The Australian Government funds a range of programmes to build the capacity of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce and increase access to culturally-safe and appropriate health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Read more.

01 September 2020
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