Aboriginal health is everyone’s responsibility
The RACGP recognises Aboriginal health is everyone’s responsibility and has developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
The RAP is a strategic business plan which formalises our commitment to reconciliation in Australia.
As a founding signatory to the Close the Gap Statement of Intent, the RACGP is committed to supporting more than 38,000 members to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
In early 2014, RACGP committed to developing a Reflect RAP - the ‘introductory’ RAP. The RACGP Reflect RAP is primarily intended for internal use, to support and encourage employees to build respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholder groups and individuals. The RAP will influence organisational workplace culture to create an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, students, members and stakeholders feel welcome, supported and respected.
The RAP was approved by RACGP Council on August 15, and officially endorsed by Reconciliation Australia on September 11. An official launch will take place at the National office in November 2014 and the final published RAP is available as a pdf for public viewing.
The duration of this 12 month RAP is very much about ‘reflecting’ on current workplace practice. Future RAPs will draw on what we learn in this coming year, and will incorporate enhanced consultation with our valued Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders.
Further information on the RAP program can be found on the reconciliation website.