Host a Yarning Circle on Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth

Closing date EXTENDED: 4pm, Monday 12 September 2022

Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service are conducting a needs analysis to improve the prevention, early diagnosis and management of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth. The results of this needs analysis will inform strategies to optimize the prevention and management of prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth.

As part of the project, Children’s Health Queensland want to hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and your  families about what you think about how health services could better support the prevention and management of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
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Share your experience of making a health care complaint

Closing date EXTENDED: 4pm, Thursday 15 September 2022

Health Consumers Queensland has an opportunity for up to 30 health consumers and carers who have experience of making a health care complaint and would like to help inform the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care better understand the consumer experience.

We are looking to talk to up to 30 consumers who have been through the process of making a health care complaint. We would particularly like to hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers who would like to share their experience to help inform the Commission on where there are any information gaps or opportunities to improve the complaints process.

To facilitate this project, Health Consumers Queensland will individually interview up to 20 consumers via phone or zoom. We will also provide an opportunity for another 10 consumers to attend one of two online focus groups to be held in September. A de-identified report of the consultation outcomes will be delivered to the Commission.

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Let’s ‘TALK ABOUT’ healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Closing date EXTENDED: 4pm, Thursday 4 August 2022

Health Consumers Queensland has an opportunity for six health consumers to host a Yarning Circle  with Mob and community members to talk about their experience of primary healthcare services in the Darling Downs and West Moreton Primary Health Network (PHN) region.

Until 28 August 2022 we want to TALK ABOUT what you think is working well and what you think could be done better with primary healthcare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This includes GPs (doctors), vaccinations and community-based mental health services in both Aboriginal Medical Services (AMSs) and non-AMS (mainstream) services.

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Host a Yarning Circle to inform the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service Health Equity Strategy

Health Consumers Queensland invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health consumers, carers and community members to host a yarning circle to hear from local people who would like to help shape healthcare in the Gold Coast region.

We are seeking four Yarning Circle hosts for this opportunity to contribute to the various community engagement activities happening to inform this work between 1 August – 12 August 2022.

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Evaluation of Queensland’s Crisis Support Space model

Steering Group Members

Closing date: Thursday 21 July 2022

Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research is looking for one consumer and one carer to join the Crisis Support Space (CSS) Evaluation Steering Group and to provide lived experience expertise and input more broadly to the CSS Evaluation.

Purpose

The purpose of the CSS Evaluation Steering Group is to engage with the co-design and co-production of the evaluation and to provide further guidance to the research team as they undertake the evaluation. Members (including consumer and carer representatives) will use their expertise and experience within the space of mental health services in Queensland to inform, guide, reflect, and improve the evaluation’s design, methodology, data collection, and findings. The results of this evaluation seek to inform future design, delivery, and sustainability of the model for future investment and expansion.

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Share your ideas about the development of the new Queensland First Nations Health Workforce Strategy for Action

Closing date extended to: 25 August 2022

Health Consumers Queensland has an opportunity for up to 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers to attend a virtual roundtable to share your views about the actions to be delivered for the new Queensland First Nations Health Workforce Strategy for Action.

About the project

For the first time in Queensland, a united Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce strategy is being developed for Queensland’s health system.  Building on existing state and national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce policies, the new Queensland First Nations Health Workforce Strategy for Action (‘Strategy for Action’) will be implemented across the health system, including the public health sector (Queensland Health) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled health (A&TSICCHO) sector.

The new Strategy for Action is a Queensland Government election commitment and will deliver real actions to value, invest in, and grow current and future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforces.

The new strategy has been named a ‘Strategy for Action’ intentionally because it will detail practical actions to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforces — the time for delivery is now.

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Review a website on shared decision-making

Closing date: 9am, Thursday 14 July 2022

Queensland Department of Health

The Strategic Communications Branch of Queensland Health is seeking up to eight (8) consumers to take part in an informal workshop to provide feedback on website content relating to a new campaign. The topic includes Healthcare Choices, which relates to people choosing the right care and asking the right questions.

Purpose

Shared Decision Making

Understanding your health care can be tricky. There are often decisions you need to make about your health that can have an impact on your relationships, your day-to-day life and your emotional wellbeing. Doing this with the support of your family and friends, and with your doctor’s advice, is called shared decision making. This content will be looked at in the broader context of an upcoming campaign increasing awareness about Queensland’s health planning.

Role of the consumer

The role of the successful applicant will be to attend a one-hour informal workshop and to actively participate in the discussions, provide feedback and advice from the consumer perspective. (more…)

What is your view of the community pharmacy Urinary Tract Infections service?

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 9 June 2022

Since the Department of Health implemented a statewide pilot of the management of urinary tract infections by community pharmacists (the UTI Pilot) in 2020, approximately 8,000 women have accessed the service and received treatment and/or onward referral.

Health Consumers Queensland is seeking up to 20 women, aged 18-65, to attend one of two focus groups to understand consumer perspectives towards the community pharmacy Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) service. The women we seek have either accessed the service, or would be eligible to receive the service if it continues as usual care in the future. 

This includes young people aged over 18, people living in rural and remote areas across Queensland, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people living with disability. 

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