“Keeping you well not just treating you when you are sick”
Apunipima’s Family and Community Centred Primary Health Care approach is a holistic and culturally appropriate way to deliver primary health care services in Cape York.
The six core elements of the Family and Community Centred Primary Health Care Model include:
Building Local Capacity
Apunipima is committed to building the capacity of the communities it services through:
Engagement in Health Care
Apunipima is committed to increasing our engagement with:
We are also committed to providing robust health information back to community via Community Health Plans and Community Health Reports.
Cultural Roles and Responsibilities
Cultural Roles and Responsibilities revolves around organisational systems, policies and structures and two-way education for staff and community members.
Increasing Access to Health Care
Increasing access to care and encouraging community members to seek healthcare is achieved by ensuring:
The Model supports the development of a local workforce and volunteers.
The local workforce:
Leadership is provided by the local workforce, particularly health workers and volunteers, the broader workforce, Health Action Teams, community groups and Community Health Plans.
Comprehensive Primary Health Care
Comprehensive primary health care is the provision of all aspects of health care including:
Beyond the clinic
Charmaine Harrigan and family receiving sleeper and bath from Maternal and Child Health Worker Elaine McGreen