Special support services for families

Children’s Health Queensland is dedicated to closing the gap by providing culturally appropriate services that make a real difference in the lives of Indigenous children. Closing the Gap is the overarching framework which draws together the range of activities, programs and funded projects specifically targeted toward improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. Read more

Maori and Pacific Islander children and their families come from a diverse range of backgrounds, languages and religions and have culturally specific health care needs. Children’s Health Queensland is dedicated to providing accessible health services to help reduce the prevalence of chronic and preventable conditions among Maori and Pacific Islander children and their families. Read more

Refugee children are one of Australia’s most vulnerable populations. With limited access to health care they are often exposed to poor living conditions and physical and emotional stress before arriving in Australia. Children’s Health Queensland is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of refugee families through culturally responsive initiatives and services. Read more

Children and young people living in foster care are often at risk of significant health issues. Children’s Health Queensland is dedicated to helping foster children and their carers start on pathways towards a healthier future. Read more

The Queensland Health Interpreter Service provides interpreters in Queensland Health public facilities in more than 130 languages. Interpreters are provided on-site (face-to-face), via video conference or over the phone. Read more.