Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Group

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Group consists of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector leaders and representatives from accreditation entities, National Boards, AHPRA and the Chair of AHPRA’s Agency Management Committee.

Co-Chaired by Associate Professor Gregory Phillips, CEO of ABSTARR Consulting and Dr Joanna Flynn AM, Chair of the Medical Board of Australia, this group provides advice on how best to develop the National Scheme’s strategy, and define its role, in ensuring patient safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Australia’s health system. The group’s agreed vision is: Patient safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Australia’s health system is the norm, as defined by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

The group is developing the National Scheme’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health strategy and developed the Statement of Intent.

Communiqués from the group’s meetings are published on the Communiqués page after each of its meetings.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Group
Members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Group.

Statement of Intent

The National Scheme Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Statement of Intent is a commitment between the 15 national health practitioner boards (the National Boards), the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), accreditation authorities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector leaders and organisations.

The Statement highlights our intent, and shared vision and values to achieve equity in health outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait and other Australians to close the gap by 2031.

Reconciliation Action Plan

AHPRA’s first Reconciliation Action Plan is an important document outlining what we, AHPRA, will do to start addressing the imbalance in health outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and other Australians.

It is an important statement of our commitment to work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to achieve patient safety for all Australians. Read AHPRA’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

 
 
Page reviewed 5/07/2018