This submission is made on behalf of the Centre for Research Excellence in Integrated Quality Improvement (CRE-IQI). The CRE-IQI is a national research collaboration that builds on decades of experience and commitment to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health through strengthening comprehensive primary health care (PHC) delivery. This submission provides input to the Senate Inquiry on “Accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia.”
Our submission focuses on mental health service provision by primary health care (PHC) centres to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The data and evidence we draw upon relates to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-control and government operated PHC clinics mainly in rural and remote settings.