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Date posted: 20 October 2011
A new blueprint for Indigenous health reform in Queensland has just been launched by Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Partnerships Minister, Curtis Pitt.
The blueprint was written by the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC). It is the first time the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services sector has had so much input into this type of policy in Queensland.
The blueprint outlines seven changes that need to be made to improve Indigenous health, including:
The blueprint's goals reach as far as 2030. The service delivery proposed in the blueprint is family focused and includes the initiation of relationships between family members and health centres, along with 'appropriately spaced' home visits by Aboriginal Health Workers.