At the RACGP, we’re continuing on our reconciliation journey with our second Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Your practice can also play a role in the national reconciliation movement by developing its own RAP.
A RAP is a strategic document that supports your practice’s business plan. It outlines concrete ways your practice can contribute to the national reconciliation movement both internally and within your community.
Reconciliation Australia’s RAP program provides a framework to help you get started.
The RAP program aims to advance the five interrelated dimensions of reconciliation:
‘If we can implement a RAP, then other medical colleges can do it, medical schools can do it – any organisation in Australia can do it. It’s achievable and important that we all have a go.’ — Dr Tim Senior, Medical Advisor, National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Interested in developing your own RAP? Understanding the current state of reconciliation in Australia is a great place to start. Check out the 2021 State of Reconciliation in Australia Report for the most up-to-date information.
Read the report
Each of the four RAP types guides your practice in building strong, respectful relationships with and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within your organisation and community.
Reconciliation Australia has developed some handy resources to help you get started:
RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health has produced a range of guides and resources and also offers online cultural awareness and cultural safety training.
The RACGP is a proud member of Supply Nation.
The resources on this page will help you to get started and you can seek further support from Reconciliation Australia.
Together, we can advocate for equity in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
For more information, contact Reconciliation Australia or read through some frequently asked questions.
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