Aboriginal health is a key priority area for Adelaide PHN. We work with our commissioned service providers to address health inequities and increase access to culturally appropriate services in our region.
In 2018, Adelaide PHN committed to establishing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to support our journey to achieve our vision for reconciliation. We aligned with the Innovate RAP as set out by Reconciliation Australia, recognising our sphere of influence and establishing the best approach to implement actions to advance reconciliation with Aboriginal communities across our region, within the Adelaide PHN context.
After 2 years of consultation with Aboriginal communities, local Elders, our membership groups, stakeholders and staff, we are excited to announce that Adelaide PHN's Innovate RAP has finally been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.
Our Innovate RAP will span for a two year period from July 2020 – July 2022 and led by an internal working group with support from all portfolios within our organisation.
Our Innovate RAP maps out the next phase of our path towards reconciliation and will:
- Support us in strengthening and maintaining our relationships with Aboriginal people, communities and organisations
- Support us in working effectively with Aboriginal people and communities to ensure that the services we commission are culturally safe, appropriate and respectful
- Help us embrace mutual learning and ensure the success of our reconciliation journey is embedded within our organisation
We will provide regular updates on the progress of our Innovate RAP implementation.
Adelaide PHN is proud to join the other 1,000 other organisations across Australia that have formally committed to reconciliation through the RAP program.