Information for service providers

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC)

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) has developed resources in response to COVID-19 to support their members, the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Organisations (ATSICCHO) and the communities they serve.

Tool: Caring for children who become ill

The QAIHC has developed a tool to support discussions with families about who will care for their children if they become ill with COVID-19. The resource is a foldable card with blank spots to fill in basic information including carer information, known medical conditions, medicines, upcoming medical appointments, favourite activites and more. Download it here (PDF).

Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network (ICAN)

This video explains how Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network (ICAN) is reframing its service delivery in line with recommendations outlined by the Australian Government for COVID-19.

COVID-19 First Nations resources for healthcare providers

This collection of resources has been specifically created for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healthcare providers by Queensland Health and their healthcare partners.

Queensland Government funding

The Queensland Government has made more than $21 million available to support the health and wellbeing of First Nations Queenslanders and communities during COVID-19. The measures aim to combat the spread of COVID-19 amongst First Nations Queenslanders to ensure the coronavirus does not adversely impact their communities or amplify existing health inequalities.

Open for Business – Indigenous business to business support service

The Indigenous business support line is a free service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business owners based in Queensland.

The support line provides Indigenous business owners with the opportunity to talk about their individual business needs and learn about other services to assist them to grow their business after COVID-19.

Indigenous business owners can also provide feedback about the programs delivered by the Queensland Government for Indigenous businesses.

Access the support line by phoning 07 3063 4767. Find out more here.

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