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Closing the gap in health inequity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Country SA PHN is committed to working together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, organisations, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to ensure a responsive, holistic and person-centred health system that contributes to closing the gap in health inequity. A significant number of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in South Australia resides within the Country SA PHN service area. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are an important part of the communities of country SA.
Each Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community enriched and enriching in different histories, cultures, languages and experiences that form part of our collective perspectives. The exchange that occurs in terms of the learning and understanding of what health service needs and responses there are in our community, as well as what could be possible based on our context, contributes to effecting change in health outcomes and is key to a healthier country South Australia.
The map represent the language, social or nation groups of Aboriginal Australia.
The Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan represents the second steps to undertaking the Reconciliation journey. It focuses on developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, engaging staff and stakeholders in reconciliation, and developing and piloting innovative strategies to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Our Innovate RAP Champions are Dr Simon Lockwood, Chair of the Board and Ms Devinia (Beanz) Binell, Board Director. Our Innovate RAP draft has been approved by Reconciliation Australia.
The Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan represents the first steps to undertaking the Reconciliation journey. It is focussed on providing a solid platform for the organisation in which to undertake further work and grow reconciliation actions, both internally and within its own sphere of influence
Our two RAP Champions are from the Board of Directors, Dr Alsion Edwards, Chair of the Board, and Wayne Oldfield, Board Director. Planning for the Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan was undertaken by the RAP Working Group formed in August 2019.
Country SA PHN is committed to working together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, organisations and peoples.
Groups with diverse language, culture and history
Within the Country SA PHN service area there are many Aboriginal communities or nations (as preferred by different groups), which are diverse in language, culture and history. These include:
Members of the RAP Working Group
|Kate Dorsey (Chair)||Communications Officer||Communications|
|Helen Exley||System Integration & Design Manager||Health Integration & Coordination|
|Baani Adhvaryu||Contract Manager||Commissioning|
|Jane Cooper||Primary Care Support Officer||Primary Care, Quality & Information|
|Brenton Chappell||Manager Community Collaborations||Health Integration & Coordination|
|Sally Patten||Palliative Care Program Lead||Health Integration & Coordination|