Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Training Program Forum
This is held annually for our key stakeholders to discuss JCU’s GP training program’s progress in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health over the last 12 months and plans for the future. At this forum, the key stakeholders (including representatives from all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander training posts in the region, JCU staff and Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council) provide direction in strategic planning activities and program development to assist JCU to further improve the health outcomes for those in remote and rural Queensland.
QAIHC JCU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Masterclass
Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), in partnership with James Cook University (JCU), is delivering a medical education initiative to enhance the ability of JCU GP registrars to provide effective, culturally appropriate health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in Queensland. The unique model of care required to be delivered to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health sector will be enhanced by attending this masterclass. This Masterclass in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is about how to deliver patient-centred care in a comprehensive, patient-centred primary health care environment; how to recognise social determinants of health and illness and work in partnership to address them; and how to deliver quality care for patients with acute and chronic disease.
Communities of Practice – Cultural Mentors Meetings
These communities of practice workshops are held twice a year with the JCU cultural mentors across Queensland. This is an opportunity to collaborate, network and share stories of good practice and innovation in how the cultural mentors are engaging with the GP registrars. The cultural mentor guide and cultural mentor logbook evolved from these communities of practice workshops.
Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council
The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) is a leadership and policy organisation. Established in 1990 they are the peak organisation representing all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Services (CCHS) in Queensland at both a state and national level. QAIHC are a key partner in the delivery of JCU’s GP training program.
National Cultural Educator and Cultural Mentor Network
JCU actively support participation of cultural educators and mentors in this national network. JCU are also represented on the governance committee.
Strategic Partnership Group
JCU actively participate in a collaboration with Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) and General Practice Training Queensland (GPTQ) to provide strategic direction and coordination at a policy level of training and workforce across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Queensland.