Indigenous Health – Closing the Gap

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Closing the gap is a strategy that aims to reduce Indigenous disadvantage with respect to life expectancy, child mortality, access to early childhood education, educational achievement, employment outcomes.

Stafford City Doctors and ATSI health services (IUIH) have established a partnership to deliver a holistic approach to health care for indigenous patients in surrounding suburbs.

The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health integrates four Community Controlled Health Services in South East Queensland. We work in partnership with health care providers, research bodies and academia, government departments and other community-based agencies to improve the health of the urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population and ultimately close the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people.

Our model of service delivery, known as the “IUIH Model of Care”, represents a customized, system-based, urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled designed and led approach to the delivery of accessible, efficient, effective and appropriate comprehensive primary health care. The IUIH model takes a systemic approach to community-controlled health with four key “proof phases”.

  • Establishment
  • Assessment
  • Implementation
  • Transition

Stafford City Doctors have completed cultural awareness training.

Our doctors and nurses have undertaken additional training to ensure Indigenous Health needs are met.

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