Closing the Gap
The aim of our Closing the Gap strategy is to improve health outcomes for people in our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, who experience significant health inequalities across a number of indicators, resulting in poorer life expectancy than the population as a whole.
Our partner, the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH), delivers our Closing the Gap program, which includes the following activities:
In 2016-17, the Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (CCSS) and the Improving Indigenous Access to Mainstream Primary Care (IIAMPC) programs were combined to form the Integrated Team Care (ITC) Activity.
Community aged care
The IUIH provides community-based care services through our healthy@home consortium to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over to enhance their independence and avoid or delay entry into residential aged care.
Available services include domestic assistance, personal care, social support, nursing, allied health, advocacy and transport. To access services, contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au.
The IUIH works as a member of our North Brisbane Partners in Recovery consortium to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who experience severe and persistent mental illness, and also have complex needs.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues and who have difficulty accessing other services can access short-term mental health care through our Brisbane MIND program.
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the Turrbal and Jagera people of Brisbane, the Gubbi Gubbi people of Caboolture and Bribie Island, the Waka Waka people of Kilcoy and the Ningy Ningy people of Redcliffe. We pay respects to elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and the hopes of Aboriginal Australia.
In this section
- Aged and Community Care
- Chronic Disease Management
- Closing the Gap
- Digital Health
- Local Positions Vacant
- Medical Assisting
- Mental Health Services
- Multicultural Health
- My Health for Life
- National Disability Insurance Scheme
- Pathways Program
- Referral and Patient Management
- Team Care Coordination