Community–based Health Action Teams (HATs) are a vital part of Apunipima’s community control model. Health Action Teams are made up of community-based members who meet on a regular basis to discuss the health needs of their communities.

Health Action Teams:

  • Are the link between Apunipima and the community
  • Have a common goal of improving health outcomes in their communities
  • Ensure that community health services are culturally appropriate and relevant
  • Work with health professionals to develop Community Health Plans which address community health needs
  • Work with existing community groups including the council, aged care services and homeland communities
  • Are responsible for helping and planning cultural activities and activities of significant value for the community

To contact your local HAT, please visit your local Apunipima Cape York Health Council Centre or contact us.