Navigate your Health (NYH) is a two-year pilot initiative being led by Children's Health Queensland (CHQ) in partnership with the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (DCSYW) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service - Brisbane (ATSICHS) to improve health outcomes of children and young people in care.
NYH is a key example of successful partnership, shared investment and trust being built between two government agencies to improve outcomes for consumers. Through enhanced system integration, workforce development, and innovative approaches to service delivery, demonstrable improvements in health outcomes will continue.
The model is fundamentally underpinned by a co-designed approach which included input from health and child safety professionals, advocates, and most importantly - children and young people with lived experience within the child safety and care systems. NYH has also been accepted as a culturally appropriate model by multiple Indigenous primary health services across the pilot catchment.
The project was nominated as a finalist at the 2018 Queensland Health Awards for Excellence.