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Pacific Islander and Maori health programs

Pacific Islander and Maori health programs

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Good Start Program

  Pacific Islander and Maori communities
  About Pacific Islander and Maori populations in Queensland
  Cultural profiles
  Population size and distribution
  Pacific Islander and Maori health needs assessment
  Pacific Islander health programs

The Good Start Program is a Queensland Health inititative which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Pacific Islander and Maori children and their families.

The program focuses on working with communities to help build skills, knowlege and confidence to eat healthy and lead a healthy lifestyle to give Pacific Islander and Maori children a good start on the road to a healthy future.

The program targets seven Queensland communities: Cook Islander, Fijian, Fiji Indian, Maori, Papua New Guinean, Samoan and Tongan.

What sets the Good Start Program apart from other health programs is the recruitment and training of health workers from each of the seven target communities to consult, develop and deliver culturally-tailored initiatives and resources.

The program is part of the National Partnership Agreement on Preventative Health initiative funded by the Australian Government and runs until June 2015.

 

Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland Living Well Program

The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland runs the Living Well Multicultural Health Education Program which aims to help people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background to:

  • Make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Manage diabetes, heart disease, asthma, lung or other chronic disease
  • Improve overall health

 


Last updated: 8 October 2013

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Complaints about health or other services

Do you have concerns about a government or non-government health service or are you unhappy with the way an issue has been handled? Do you think you have been treated unfairly or are you concerned about a decision or action of a health professional?

It is ok to complain, and there are organisations that are independent of the government that can help you, free of charge.

Go to the Queensland Independent Complaint Agencies' website for more information.