Reconciliation Action Plan
Brisbane South PHN recognises the importance of working closely with First Nations communities to help close the gap between their health care needs and accessing suitable health services.
As an organisation, we are committed to supporting the national reconciliation movement and developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) that was approved by Reconciliation Australia in August 2018. Our RAP provides a structured approach to advancing reconciliation within our business and community and focuses on embedding reconciliation initiatives into our daily activities and organisational strategy.
Our RAP includes a range of measurable targets and goals, including implementing strategies to ensure our staff are engaged in reconciliation, continuous improvement of employment and procurement strategies and engaging external stakeholders in reconciliation. We are consistently working to improve health outcomes for First Nations peoples in our community. We are currently working with the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health to ensure we implement our RAP effectively.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work, and of the many different nations across the wider Brisbane south region. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging as the holders of the memories, the traditions, the culture and the spiritual wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation. We acknowledge any Sorry Business that may be affecting the communities as a whole.
During NAIDOC Week 2020 we asked our staff to let us know what commitments they were making in the spirit of the theme Always Was, Always Will Be. Watch the video below to hear their responses: