Transition to Community Control - Gurriny Project

On 1 July 2014, management and accountability for primary health care services in Yarrabah was transferred from Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (CHHHS) to community control through Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (Gurriny). Gurriny focuses on long-term generational change through early intervention, using a family-centred holistic model of care and education.

The review of this transition will build on an earlier evaluation report by CIHER researchers to identify the enablers and barriers for implementing the community-controlled service model of care and education implemented by Gurriny since 2014; the components/strategies of the model of care; and its healthcare and health outcomes. Also identified will be recommendations for further health service quality improvement and further routine collection of indicators to enable prioritisation of work to progress health outcomes.