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Towards a History of Apunipima Cape York Health Council, 1994–2006

Towards a History of Apunipima Cape York Health Council, 1994–2006

Category:

Service solutions

Type:

Publications

Author:

E. Tilton, A. Martini, C. Brown & K. Strout

Publication date:

2015




This publication is one of five that report on the work of the Funding, Accountability and Results (FAR) project, all published by the Lowitja Institute in 2015.

FAR is a study of reforms in primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Northern Territory (between 2009 and 2014) and Cape York, Queensland (between 2006 and 2014).

This review tracks the development of Apunipima Cape York Health Council (Apunipima or ACYHC), an Aboriginal community controlled health service for Cape York, Queensland. It covers the period from 1994—when Apunipima was established by Aboriginal community representatives to advocate for the health of all communities of Cape York—until 2006, when transition to community control of primary health care services was endorsed by all key players in Cape York.