LIVE WELL CQ

is a formal partnership  of committed primary health, human services and community care organisations that are working together to achieve better health and well-being outcomes for Central Queenslanders.

liveWELL CQ developed from Connecting Healthcare In Communities (CHIC) initiative funded by the Queensland Government between 2007 and 2011. The partnership, originally called CQ CHIC renamed itself as the Central Queensland Primary Care Partnership in 2010 and then morphed into liveWELL CQ in 2013.

CHIC was a broad initiative across Queensland that sought to replicate the primary care partnership movement from Victoria to enable improved outcomes on a number of key areas (drugs and alcohol, chronic disease, mental health, the early years and health promotion, prevention and early intervention). Funds were provided for partnering and project work.

Initial members included: Capricornia Division of General Practice, Central Queensland Health Service District, Central Queensland University, Ozcare, Central Queensland Rural Division of General Practice, Darumbal Community Youth Service and Mercy Health and Aged Care. Some of the projects are summarised below. Working as a group presented challenges and the group enlisted Dixon Partnering Solutions, an innovative leading edge partnering company from South Australia to help. Dixon’s had developed a definition of partnering and an easy 3 step model for working towards transformational partnering. Following the advice of their members who had been exposed to the DPS message, CQPCP (at the time) developed a partnering culture and agreed upon, consistent language in Central Queensland to guide their endeavours.

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this country and recognise their connection to land, wind, water and community. We pay our respect to them, their cultures, and to the Elders both past and present.