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About RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health was established on 19th February 2010.

The college recognises that improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is one of Australia's highest health priorities. General practice and Aboriginal health services are vital to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities throughout Australia.

The RACGP is committed to raising GP awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health needs and their cultural context, and to advocating for culturally appropriate health delivery systems, which improve health outcomes.

The college also strongly supports the vital role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and people in partnership with general practice to deliver comprehensive health care.

RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategic Objectives

Our Vision

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people receive optimal primary care from general practitioners and are able to enjoy long and healthy lives

Mission Statement

Working together with key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

Aim

Resourcing all general practice teams to effect positive health changes with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Strategic Directions

RACGP Strategic Direction 1: Leadership and advocacy for the profession

Advocate that the Australian health care system is appropriately structured and resourced to enable quality primary care that is clinically and culturally appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

RACGP Strategic Direction 2: Fellowship in general practice

Enable the education and assessment programs of the RACGP to reflect clinical and cultural excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and culturally appropriate health care

RACGP Strategic Direction 3: Quality and standards

Develop the standards, guidelines and tools to empower all general practitioners and Aboriginal Health Services to maximise health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities

RACGP Strategic Direction 4: Academic excellence

Build a reputation of leading innovative evidence based research, partnerships and advocacy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health 

RACGP Strategic Direction 5: Organisational excellence

Lead efforts to enable the RACGP to operate within a framework of cultural safety and excellence


Enquiries

 1800 000 251

 aboriginalhealth@racgp.org.au


Related documents

NFATSIH flag protocol (PDF 566 KB)

Closing the gap (PDF 5 MB)

The RACGP reconciliation plan (PDF 7MB)