Group members are comprised of health service users, consumers, carers, and community members, and act as a critical friend to NQPHN by bringing community perspective to advise the planning of activities and priorities. The Group's advice is aligned with NQPHN’s Health Needs Assessment and local and Commonwealth priorities.
The aim of the Group is to enable health system improvement and reform in local regions and for identified community groups. They ensure that community ideas drive improvements in person-centred care to deliver better health outcomes that are locally-relevant and aligned to local care experiences and expectations.
The Group also guides and advises NQPHN to improve its social impact, cultural security, and patient safety of programs it commissions throughout the region.
As champions of change, members maximise and leverage their own community networks to improve health outcomes through coordinated care.
The Community Advisory Group plays a key role in helping to guide NQPHN in ensuring activities are connected to and supported by the communities it serves.
|Sgt Duane Amos||Whole of Government Coordinator, Queensland Police Service||Cairns, Cape and Torres|
|Mr Jeremy Audas||Community Mental Health - Executive Manager (NQ), Richmond Fellowship Queensland||Townsville|
|Ms Robyn Boundy||Chair, CHHHS Hinterland Community Consultation Committee||Cairns, Cape and Torres|
|Sgt Nigel Dalton||Crime Prevention, Queensland Police Service||Mackay|
|Ms Rebecca Giacomi||Principal Community Services Officer, Department of Child Safety, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs||Cairns, Cape and Torres|
|Ms Michelle Hooke||Chief Executive Officer, Girudala Community CoOp||Mackay|
|Ms Donna Jackson||Principal Inclusive Communities - Future Cities, Townsville City Council||Townsville|
|Ms Destry Puia||Director of Lifestyle and Community, Cairns Regional Council||Cairns, Cape and Torres|
|Ms Margaret Stewart||Nurse Practitioner / Midwife, Gidgee Healing||Cairns, Cape and Torres|
|Mr Jeff Stewart-Harris||Chief Executive Officer, Isaac Regional Council||Mackay|
|Mr Stephen Ung||Regional Director Cairns and Hinterland, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP)||Cairns, Cape and Torres|
|Cr Patricia Yusia||Mayor, Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council, Torres and Cape Indigenous Councils Alliance||Cairns, Cape and Torres|