Creating a prosperous, sustainable and healthy Northern Australia

North Queensland Health Atlas – launch webinar

North Queensland Health Atlas – launch webinar
  • Health Service Delivery
  • Strategic policy development


The CRCNA’s latest health research investment in partnership with James Cook University has harnessed data to create an open-access, interactive map that empowers northern Queensland communities to have a say in health service planning.

The map, titled the Northern Queensland Health Atlas, will pilot the principles of place-based planning by increasing data accessibility for regional, rural and remote communities.

The atlas gives users the ability to filter and overlay data on the burden of disease or ill health, socio-demographic information, the availability of general practice and other specialist services, as well as indicators of health system performance in specific geographic areas.

This webinar provides an overview of the Atlas and some handy tips on how to navigate the tool and use the information.

Watch the webinar recording here.

A “Gap analysis of health needs and services in the northern Queensland region” accompanies the Northern Queensland Health Atlas and identifies areas of unmet health need in northern Queensland. It was used to guide consultation with stakeholders to prioritise communities across the region to engage in place-based health planning processes in Phase 2 of the project. The communities of Clermont, Hughenden and Kowanyama were identified through this process and consultation with key local stakeholders has confirmed their participation in phase 2 of the project, while consultations with a fourth community are in progress.