Our vision is that all refugees settling in Queensland have access to the right care, at the right time and in the right place to ensure they have the best possible health and well being.
The Refugee Health Network Queensland (‘The Network’) is a mechanism to build capacity, partnerships, and facilitate coordination of care across health, settlement agencies, communities, government and non-government sectors. The long-term aim is to improve the health and well being of people of refugee backgrounds throughout Queensland.
The Network is a “network of networks” and includes regional networks and topic specific working groups, as well as other key policy stakeholders such as representatives of the government and the community. It provides a strategic platform to feed advice to government about key issues experienced at the community and service level, and advocate for and develop options for solutions for identified problems.
The Network is funded by Queensland Health and supported by Mater.
We have now completed two annual reports on the Refugee Health and Wellbeing: A policy and action plan for Queensland 2017-2020. The 2018-2019 report can be read here and the 2017-2018 report can be read here.