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 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 Alison 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.
In light of the current COVID-19 environment, Reconciliation Australia has granted an extension of our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan to October 2021.
Country SA PHN (CSAPHN) 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 include representatives from each team within CSAPHN.
|Reg Harris (Chair)||Director, Mental Health, Alcohol & Other Drugs and Aboriginal Health||Mental Health, Alcohol & Other Drugs and Aboriginal Health.|
|Jess Scott||Manager, Aboriginal Health||Aboriginal Health|
|Anthea Kemp (Secretariat)||Assistant Manager, Aboriginal Health||Aboriginal Health|
|Helen Exley||Program Manager||Health Integration & Coordination|
|Leah McFarlane||Senior Manager - Corporate Services||Corporate Services|
|Suzanne Delaney||Manager - Contract & Compliance||Corporate Services|
|Jane Cooper||Practice Support Officer||Performance, Quality & Information|
|Sarah Wiles||Manager, Digital Health & Systems Integration||Digital Health & Systems Integration|
|Jane Williams||Practice Support Officer||Performance, Quality & Information|
|Kate Dorsey||Communications Officer||Communications|
|Brenton Chappell||Manager – Community Collaborations||Health Integration & Coordination|
|Brent Matthews||Integrated Care Program Coordinator||Health Integration & Coordination|