Unravelling Racism In Health consultations
Reconciliation SA & ActNow are collaborating to develop face-to-face training highlighting the importance of cultural safety across all arms of health care.
In order to achieve widespread recognition of cultural safety within the health system, it is imperative to involve both health workers and health consumers. Reconciliation SA and ActNow intend to engage with Aboriginal staff working in health, Aboriginal health consumers and the non-Aboriginal workforce from both country and metropolitan areas, to share their stories and to provide a platform for their voices to be heard. This will enable the development of a final product that will be consistent with the recently introduced Department of Health Cultural Learning Framework.
Collaborating with ActNow to stop racism within schools (nominated for a 2017 National Human Rights Award in the category of Racism: It Stops With Me), Reconciliation SA won a Fund My Community grant to undertake this new project.
As a result, a Steering Committee has been appointed and is comprised of representatives from the CALHN, Country Health SA, APHN, DHA, and Flinders University.
Consultations will begin in mid-June and the aim is to trial the product for use by health services by the end of September 2018.
RSVPs Essential If you would like to share your stories and take part in community consultations, please express your interest to Danielle Ritchie from Reconciliation SA on 0433355597 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aboriginal staff working in health
Wednesday 13th June
The Mawson Centre, 2-8 Main Street, Mawson Lakes
10am – 1pm
All health consumers
Thursday 14th June
ActNow Theatre, Level 2 Station Arcade, 52 Hindley St
10am – 3pm
All staff working in health
Tuesday 19th June
Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, Warraparinga Drive, Bedford Park
1:30pm – 4:30pm
In regional areas
Consultations are happening with regional consumer groups and staff in Adelaide, Port Pirie and Barmera. Contact Danielle for more information.
Reconciliation South Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the people’s movement for reconciliation at a state level. Our work focuses on creating environments in which Aboriginal people can meet their full potential. As a rights-based organization, taking a strong stand against racism is fundamental to being able to build a harmonious and safe community for all South Australians.