The Queensland Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Capability Team members acknowledge and pay our respects to our Elders past and present and the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and work to deliver services across Queensland.
Queensland Health recognises the importance of delivering services that are safe and accessible, both clinically and culturally for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In 2010, the Queensland Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Capability Framework 2010-2033 (PDF, 2.8MB) was launched and a dedicated team was established to lead its implementation state-wide.
Cultural capability refers to the skills, knowledge, behaviours and systems that are required to plan, support, improve and deliver services in a culturally respectful and appropriate manner.
In collaboration and partnership with a dedicated network of people across the state, the Cultural Capability Team's key functions are to lead the implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Capability Framework 2010-2033 (PDF, 2.8MB) through:
The Cultural Capability Team's vision is that Queensland Health is free of discrimination, and provides services that are physically, spiritually, socially and culturally respectful and competent for all people.
Our mandate and focus is to provide leadership and influence change across Queensland Health so that our services fulfil this vision for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We recognise that: