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.

Hon Curtis Pitt MP
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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The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre has launched two portals and a free mobile phone app to support efforts to reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Worker's Portal The Workers portal provides information on alcohol and other...
The Closing the Gap report reveals that the Australian Government is on track to achieve only two of its seven goals for improving the lives of Indigenous Australians. The report reveals that in the areas of improving life expectancy, education for Indigenous four-year-olds, reading, writing and...
Children by Choice, the Brisbane-based non-profit organisation that provides unbiased information on unplanned pregnancy options, has launched a new website designed for young people - know4sure.org.au. The website includes information on common myths about contraception, pregnancy and abortion,...
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has provided the first in a series of publications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. In this publication you can access TableBuilder , an online tool that allows you to create tables and graphs from the survey data
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released new data to update its publication on Gender Indicators in Australia. You can access some of the key data in a summary , which covers employment rates, pay scales, health issues and education levels, divided by gender. You can also read some more in...
The Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies has produced a report on the sexual health of young Australians: Face the Facts: Young Australians and sexual health . The briefing offers an overview of current knowledge about rates and the transmission of HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia and human...
iNotice is a free, easy to use app designed for care workers and caregivers working to a care plan supporting a person to stay safely in a home environment. It was developed by NSW Community Services & Health Industry Training Advisory Body and Aged & Community Services NSW & ACT...

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