TAAHC-CRCNA Indigenous Health Workforce Development

The “Progressing Health Equity through Strengthening the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce” (aka Indigenous Health Workforce Development) project will build on existing activity within Hospital and Health Services (HHSs), the community-controlled sector and primary health networks to strengthen the First Nations health workforce.

This will involve synthesising what is known with existing health equity plan activity, then co-designing, implementing and evaluating various strategies to increase the number, concentration and proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of the clinical and non-clinical health workforce.

This project is being led by the Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre (TAAHC) and partners and has been funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) with a cash co-contribution from TAAHC and in-kind contributions from our project partners.

Project partners:

  • James Cook University (JCU)
  • Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (CHHHS)
  • Mackay Hospital and Health Service (MHHS)
  • North West Hospital and Health Service (NWHHS)
  • Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN)
  • Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service (TCHHS)
  • Townsville Hospital and Health Service (THHS)
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC)
  • Western Queensland Primary Health Network (WQPHN)