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Thursday 28 April 2022
We launched our second Reconciliation Action Plan – our Innovate RAP – in a special online event featuring some auspicious guests.
Hosted by Executive Sponsor Brit Gordon, Chief Allied Health Officer, the event featured presentations from Jill Gallagher AO, CEO of Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), renowned musician and activist Kutcha Edwards, children from the Austin Health Childcare Centre and a Welcome to Country from Aunty Julieanne Axford from the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation.
“Our Innovate RAP steps up from our first Reflect RAP and sets out the actions we will take to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples”, said Brit.
“Our vision for reconciliation is one where all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have access to just, equitable and culturally safe healthcare.”
The RAP outlines our commitment to:
The RAP outlines key actions we will take over the next two years, divided into the four pillars of Relationships, Respect, Opportunities and Governance.
Our RAP was developed in consultation with employees and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, Austin Health Board and Executive, Closing the Gap Steering Committee and RAP Working Group. We also received input from 150 staff through consultation sessions and an online survey.
It features beautiful artwork by artist Gary Saunders.