QAIHC was established in 1990 by dedicated and committed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders within the community controlled health sector.
Originally established as QAIHF (Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Forum), the organisation provided a voice for the community controlled health sector in Queensland. This organisation was self-funded until 1996, when the Commonwealth Department of Health started to provide funding support.
QAIHC has experienced considerable growth in membership and the services provided to those members since its establishment.
In 2004, the organisation was reconstituted under the Australian Investment and Securities Commission (ASIC) and assumed its current form as QAIHC.
Today, we represent 26 community-controlled health services and have a number of associated members who share a passion and commitment to addressing the unique health care needs of their communities through specialised, comprehensive and culturally-appropriate primary health care.