Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council
Empowering a sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community-Controlled Health Sector, underpinned by cultural safety, strong leadership, governed by principles of self-determination.
To advocate and lobby for accessible and equitable comprehensive primary health care to all Aboriginal people in Queensland; and to embed sustainable investment in models of care through quality governance, strong leadership and representation; underpinned by cultural security and guided by community values.
QAIHC Values are based on feedback from its Members and Board of Directors.
- We act as thoughtful and responsible stewards of ours and our Member Services’ resources, knowledge, and data.
- We aspire to excellence that is approached through diligent effort, both individual and collective; and a commitment to continuous quality improvement.
- We demonstrate strong and uncompromised integrity in support of the highest standards of service quality and governance.
- We act ethically, respect difference and both support and engage in an open exchange of ideas, planning and programming decisions.
- We advocate for the inclusion of cultural practice across the whole Queensland health care system.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Organisations (ATSICCHOs)
ATSICCHOs are health organisations that are governed and managed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with the aim of providing culturally appropriate and holistic health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The main goals of ATSICCHOs are to:
- Improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
- Foster greater self-determination and empowerment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
- Ensure the provision of culturally appropriate health services.
- Address health inequalities and the social determinants of health that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
- Strengthen partnerships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and mainstream health care providers.