General Aboriginal Services
QAIHC is committed to developing and supporting the community controlled health sector in Queensland in a peak body role.
The following support is integral to success:
- Promotion, development and expansion of comprehensive primary health care through Community Controlled Health Services;
- Liaison with Government, non-government and private sectors on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, including research;
- Building the capacity of Community Controlled Health Services and communities in planning, development and delivery of comprehensive primary health care to their communities; and
- Assessing health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities between the Community Controlled Health Sector, Government and non-Government Health Sectors. Administration and coordination is undertaken by QAIHC Secretariat in Brisbane and regional offices in Townsville and Cairns.
QAIHC is also the Queensland Affiliate of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and works closely with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Substance Misuse Sector, auspicing the operation of its peak body – the Queensland Indigenous Substance Misuse Council (QISMC).