Category: Sector News

QAIHC to trial clinical genetics healthcare model in ACCHO communities

QAIHC and Central Queensland University will lead a first-of-its-kind healthcare pilot aimed at improving access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to clinical genetics services. Led by QAIHC Principal Research Advisor, Greg Pratt, a proud Quandamooka man, the three-year project will implement an integrated healthcare model and referral pathway for better access to genetic health services for patients of Aboriginal community controlled health organisations (ACCHOs).

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A fresh cut for a fresh outlook

Goondir Health Services has partnered with Origin Energy to deliver an innovative project that combines traditional barber experiences with counselling services. The Wunna Yarn, Wunna Cut Barber Shop program was officially launched at Tara Hospital on 28 February, accompanied by stalls, lunch, coffee and Rugby League legend Steve Renouf.

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Apunipima joins Wujal Wujal flood support

As a response to the December 2023 flooding event in Wujal Wujal and surrounds, Apunipima Cape York Health Council has been working with Cape York Partnership (CYP), Torres & Cape Hospital & Health Service (TCHHS), Wuchopperen, Centacare and other organisations to provide assistance to community members at this difficult time.

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Sector Leader Magazine is published by the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC).

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