Welcome to Community Door's information portal about health.

On a per capita basis, Queensland has traditionally spent below the average of other states on health until recent years.

Health outcomes are lower in regional areas of Queensland and also affect several disadvantaged groups such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse people, and older people.

Poverty and ill health are clearly linked. Research on the social determinants of health shows that the most disadvantaged in society bear the greatest burden of ill health. That is, the more disadvantaged you are, the more likely you are to have one or more health issues. Equitable access to affordable health care is important for promoting wellbeing and reducing future health care costs. 

Healthdirect is an Australian Government website that provides a range of free health services on behalf of the governments of Australia.

In this section you will find current news, resources and other information relevant to those working in the health sector.

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Queensland Health have released My health, Queensland's future: Advancing health 2026 (Advancing health) which sets out a 10 year vision and strategy for the Queensland health system. Advancing health outlines how the health system can better serve patients, their families and their communities and...
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HESTA community Sector Awards recognise Australia's outstanding contributors to the community sector. The awards are an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the inspirational work individuals and organisations provide to the broader community, supporting those who need it most. If you know a...
The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) recently released a new report revealing the interrelated nature of poverty and disadvantage, highlighting key areas in Queensland which need to be addressed with better targeted programs, policies and investment. QCOSS’ Queensland’s wellbeing 2016...
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As Queensland gears up for the arrival of more refugees, a practical guide for healthcare professionals has been launched to improve the health and wellbeing of refugees in Queensland. Many people arriving as refugees have multiple and complex physical and pshycological health problems. The Refugee...
Falls in older people are a major public health problem, with one in three older people falling each year. Fortunately, many falls are preventable if appropriate preventative actions are taken. FootHold is a foot and ankle exercise program developed by a team of Australian researchers. The...
2015 QCOSS State Conference - Individuals building thriving communities 13 and 14 October 2015 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Visit the conference website to learn more about the conference. Register here to be part of this exciting two-day event DAY ONE – TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER This year...
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PHN Country to Coast is establishing Community and Clinical Advisory Councils, to provide the PHN Board with locally relevant perspectives on health issues. Community Advisory Councils PHN Country to Coast will establish three Community Advisory Councils which are aligned with the Hospital and...
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Brisbane North PHN is establishing a Clinical Council and Community Advisory Committee to engage local clinicians and the community in the planning processes of the PHN. Both of these bodies will bring together key local stakeholders to assist the PHN with strategic input, planning and...
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On 17 July the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, spoke about the state budget and how it will impact on the community service sector at the QCOSS State Budget Breakfast. You can...
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The 2016 Australian of the Year Awards are now open for nomination. Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their...

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