The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) is divided into two key outward facing business divisions - Sector Development and Policy & Research.
The Sector Development Division works closely with the Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Sector (the Sector) in Queensland to lead and build the organisational capacity and capability of our Members who deliver comprehensive and culturally appropriate, world class primary health care services to their communities. Advocating for the better use of health sector funding and addressing health system weaknesses has been our strength. Developing the sector leadership and the promotion of a socially equitable funding model and system remains our focus.
The Sector Development Division ensures that all Members have an opportunity to contribute directly to sector development through our QAIHC Sector Development Taskforces.
The Policy & Research Division is responsible for developing policy positions based on rigorous research of domestic and international best practice, and consulting externally to allow our policy positions to be widely contested. We partner with Members, leading Queensland researchers, think tanks and institutions to find solutions to achieve better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes in Queensland. Our policy advice is delivered through submissions, research papers, tools and resources, speeches and presentations, and day-to-day meetings with senior policymakers at all levels of government and in all political parties.
This Policy & Research Division ensures that all Members have an opportunity to contribute directly to public policy development through our QAIHC Policy Taskforces.