The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) was established in July 2009 as a strategic response to the significant growth and geographic dispersion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within the South East Queensland Region.

IUIH provides support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service development and coordination across this region. IUIH also support the effective implementation of the Council of Australian Government's (COAG) 'Close the Gap' initiatives and other strategic developments in the region and have a major emphasis on promoting partnerships and integration with other mainstream health services delivering services to clients.