“We are pleased to see the emphasis placed on improved care across the health continuum,” .
Greater emphasis on health promotion and early intervention is critical in reducing the burden of disease on our people.
Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled organisations play a key role in promoting good health and access to primary health care, but we will only achieve better health outcomes for our people when we all work together – as a broader health system.
We applaud the Palaszczuk Government for highlighting mental health outcomes as a priority.
Mental health conditions are one of the most statistically significant conditions we see at TAIHS– second only to hypertension – and one of the areas where we are most under-resourced.
Mental health has a direct impact on overall health and well-being, and we look forward to the roll out of the mental health strategy.”
Chair of Townsville Aboriginal and Islander…
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