Empowering Communities

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The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) leads the planning, development and delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to the Indigenous population of South East Queensland (SEQ).

The Institute was established in 2009 by the four Community Controlled Health Services in SEQ to provide for the needs of Australia’s second largest Indigenous population.

Our regional network has since expanded to 20 multidisciplinary primary health clinics, with more clinics planned.

More than 65,000 Indigenous Australians live in the SEQ urban footprint, over a third of Queensland’s Indigenous population. This is more than the Indigenous population of each of the following individual state and territories:

  • Victoria (37,991)
  • South Australia (30,431)
  • Northern Territory (56,779)

and almost as many as the Indigenous population of Western Australia (69,665).

Using the IUIH Model of Care, we are empowering communities in South East Queensland to take responsibility for the delivery of health services to Indigenous Australians, by Indigenous Australians.

In this way, IUIH is not only helping to Close the Gap in life expectancy but is laying the foundations for better education, real jobs in the real economy and safer communities.

Membership of IUIH comprises: 

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (ATSICHS) Brisbane Limited
  • Kalwun Development Corporation (Kalwun Health Service)
  • Kambu Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health
  • Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health
  • Moreton Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service.