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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Unit

 

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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Unit acknowledges and pays respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to the Traditional Owners/Custodians and Elders both past and present, on whose lands we provide health services to all Queenslanders.

The role of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Unit in Queensland Health is to:

  • Improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders by providing leadership, high-level advice and direction on effective and appropriate policies and services in mainstream and in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific program areas across Government.
  • Strategically influence and engage in key decision making and priority setting across Queensland Health to ensure a consistent approach and accountability through:
  • Work with all stakeholders to develop effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting processes in relation to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.
  • Lead the implementation of the Queensland Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Capability Framework 2010 - 2033.  The framework sets the foundation for the way Queensland Health develops and provides services for and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.


Last Updated: 05 May 2015
Last Reviewed: 05 May 2015