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Collaborative Agreement between the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council and General Practice Queensland

Category: Agreement
Date: May 2011
Sub Category:Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service Agreement
Place:
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
Subject Matter:Health and Community Services
URL: http://www.checkup.org.au/icms_docs/150498_MOU_111404_QAIHC_GPQ_Agreement.docx
Summary Information:
The Collaborative Agreement between the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council and General Practice Queensland ('the Agreement') provides an overarching framework to guide collaborative work to achieve improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland.

Signatories:
- Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council
- General Practice Queensland
Detailed Information:
The principles that underpin the Agreement and targets that are outlined in the Agreement include:
1. Strengthening and establishing relationships  
2. Initiating opportunities and building existing plans and policies 
3. Supporting growth in the capacity and sustainability of the sector
4. Promoting the expansion of service quality and innovation

The strategies that are to be implemented by the Agreement focus on developing and promoting effective working relationships with the healthcare sector; supporting and improving effective and versatile service delivery to achieve desired health outcomes; improving funding arrangements; improving research in Indigenous Australian health; and utilisation of e-health technologies.

Focus areas that GPQ and QAIHC are envisaged to act include: health system reform; indigenous health leadership, preventative health, policy reform and program implementation, and workforce strategies and skill development.

GPQ and QAIHC are expected to provide details on progress and updates against focus areas and implementation strategies; annual reviews between QAIHC and GPQ; and quarterly meetings between QAIHC and GPQ.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Statement of Commitment between the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council and Health Workforce Queensland
  • Organisation
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council - Signatory

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