Improving and Integrating Urban Indigenous Health Services

Close this search box.
Media Releases

COVID – 19

IUIH Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed we live and work.  At this time, the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH)’s focus on healthy, strong, and vibrant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families, and communities is critical.

In a rapidly changing environment, we remain firmly focused on ensuring the best outcomes for our people.

IUIH and its member services have developed a 3-phase Pandemic Plan which informs the way we continue to provide the comprehensive range of services and programs that our community relies on for good health, well-being, and connection in response to levels of community transmission of COVID-19 in community.

Please check with your local Community Controlled Health Service to find out what level of the Pandemic Plan they are operating under. 

I Stepped Up

Respected members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community have come together for the ‘I Stepped Up’ campaign to highlight the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

‘I Stepped Up’ is run by The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) along with the four founding Community Controlled Health Services (CCHHSs) with an aim to empower our mob 12 and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself, your family and your community.

For more information visit

Data modelling and COVID impact Indigenous populations across SEQ

The Community Controlled Health Services from across South East Queensland met at an urgent summit in Brisbane to discuss modelling which predicts the likely impact of COVID-19 within Indigenous populations should vaccination rates not drastically improve prior to the opening of Queensland’s border.