Reconciliation Action Plan

ACT Health Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan 2015–18

ACT Health’s Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan 2015–18 was launched by Ms Nicole Feely, Director-General on 28 August 2015.

ACT Health will continue on the journey of healing by walking together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples so that they may enjoy a quality of life, life expectancy and health status equal to all Australians.

We are continuing our work towards reconciliation and to making a difference in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We will do this by creating a culturally proficient workforce that recognises health is not just the physical wellbeing of an individual but the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of the whole community.

The 2015-18 Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan will build upon the previous plan that was created to foster a cultural change in the health environment. In reflecting on our achievements in the provision of cultural awareness training, ACT Health is resolved to further our commitment to building a culturally proficient organisation. We will do this by increasing our awareness of reconciliation and encouraging conversations within ACT Health on how we can work towards cultural proficiency.

Enquiries about this publication should be directed to:

Secretariat, ACT Health RAP Working Group

People Strategy and Services

GPO Box 825, Canberra City 2601 ACT

Email: ACTHealthRAP@act.gov.au

ACT Health's Reconciliation Action Plan 2012-2015

ACT Health's Reconciliation Action Plan 2012-2015 was launched by Dr Peggy Brown, Director-General on 4 July 2012, during NAIDOC Week.

Our action plan aims to help bring about change by creating a health environment that is culturally sensitive and aware that reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians is an important element of our organisation's commitment to close the life expectancy gap.

The vision:

  • For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in the ACT and surrounding region to enjoy a quality of life, life expectancy and health status equal to all Canberrans.

The purpose:

  • To enhance relationships through our Reconciliation journey and to make a difference by contributing to Closing the Gap in life expectancy.

ACT Health's Reconciliation Action Plan 2011-2012

ACT Health's Reconciliation Action Plan 2011-2012 was launched by Dr Peggy Brown, Director-General on 7 July 2011, during NAIDOC Week.

Our action plan aims to help bring about change by creating a health environment that is culturally sensitive and aware that reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians is an important element of our organisation's commitment to close the life expectancy gap.

ACT Health's Reconciliation Statement of Commitment signed 1 July 2010

Reaffirming ACT Health's commitment to improving the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the ACT through the focus areas of Relationships - Respect - Opportunities.

Link: Reconciliation Australia website