Murri Binda governance and evaluation

The Murri Binda consortium comprises seven Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled services in and around the Rockhampton region in central Queensland.

These are:

  • Aboriginal and Islander Community Resource Agency, which provides support to people who are marginalised
  • Bidgerdii Community Health Service, which provides comprehensive primary health and wellbeing services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Rockhampton and surrounding regions
  • Central Queensland Indigenous Development, which provides health and wellbeing services to central Queensland and surrounds
  • Darumbal Community Youth Services Inc, which provides a broad range of youth and family services in Rockhampton and across Central Queensland (including alcohol and other drugs)
  • Gumbi Gumbi Drug and Alcohol Awareness Centre, which focuses on detoxification and rehabilitation for alcohol, drugs and volatile substances through a residential intensive program and outpatients care
  • Helem Yumba Healing Place, which is a place of healing to heal and strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are caught up in the cycle of violence, alcohol and drug addiction and family dysfunction
  • Juwarki Kapu-Lug, which was created in response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, in order to deliver social justice, drug and alcohol support services to the Indigenous community of Rockhampton.

The organisations are actively supported and guided by Elders and the community in the delivery of services to the most vulnerable – youth, the homeless, families impacted by violence and people with chronic diseases. The services are comprehensive and include primary health care, youth services, family services and healing.

We are working with the Murri Binda consortium to co-design a governance model with strong Elder involvement that is appropriate for seven community controlled services cooperating on service delivery in a close-knit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. We will also co-design a monitoring and evaluation framework for the seven services that will allow for monitoring and evaluation at both an individual service level and a consortium level. We will evaluate both the governance model and the monitoring and evaluation framework to ensure both are effective in practice.

We are supported in this work by a grant from the Australian Government through its Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme.

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