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Refugee Health Network Queensland

Refugee Health Partnerships Advisory Group Qld (RH PAGQ)

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South East Queensland Refugee Health Clinical Advisory Group (RH-CAG) – This group is chaired by Dr Margaret Kay, a GP and Refugee Health Clinical lead for Brisbane South Primary Health Network (PHN) and secretarial support is provided by PHN. The group comprises primary health care clinicians and other allied health professionals who come together on a monthly basis to discuss: clinical protocols, develop clinical resources, identify training needs and coordinate training events. The group provides direct feedback to the South East Queensland Refugee Health Clinical Advisory Group (RH - PAG) through representation on PAG at multiple levels.

More information contact:

Brisbane South Primary Health Network
Andrea Vancia
Program Coordinator - Multicultural Health
T: 07 3864 7565


Refugee Health Network of Australia (RHeaNA)

This group brings together key representatives from each state and territory working within the policy, clinical and public health realms of refugee health and was born out of the inaugural National Refugee Primary Health Care conference held in Brisbane in November 2008.

It aims to:

  • Inform and support the development of quality holistic health care for refugees in Australia across all health sectors in all jurisdictions
  • Provide advice to policy-makers at Commonwealth and state/territory level on current and emerging issues in refugee health in Australia
  • Provide a forum for exchange of information between providers of refugee health care and other relevant stakeholders across Australia.

More information about the Queensland Branch, contact:


Or contact the joint conveners:

Donata Sackey
Mater UQ Centre for Primary Health Care Innovation

Dr Margaret Kay

For further information please refer to the RHeaNA website or read the article at Medical Journal of Australia. Join using this online RHeaNA membership form.

Submissions by RHeaNA

One of the first achievements of RHeaNA was a submission to the 2009 review of the National Primary Health Care Strategy. National Primary Health Care Strategic Framework

Joint Submission to: Queensland Health
Identification of Queensland priorities under the National Primary Health Care Strategic Framework to inform the development of the state-wide GP and primary health care plan 12 September 2012 Prepared by: Multicultural Development Association in collaboration with: Refugee Health Network of Australia – Queensland Branch RHeaNA Refugee Health Network Australia, Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture & Trauma (QPASTT).

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners – Refugee Health Special interest group

Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) - Provides links to agencies in each state and territory working with survivors of torture and trauma.

For more information contact the FASSTT Coordinator:

Paula Peterson

Interested in working with or getting support for working with patients from refugee backgrounds in your GP Practice? Call Refugee Health Connect on (07) 3864 7580

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