On Friday 18 February, WA Primary Health Alliance’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was formally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.
The successful endorsement marks a five-year journey since the inception of our first Reflect RAP. It is a significant milestone as we continue to progress our commitment to reconciliation, and to listen to local communities to understand who they are, their unique health needs and how their world is changing.
WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington, said that the Innovate RAP builds on the work we have already undertaken.
“Our Reflect RAP gave us the opportunity to review the foundations we had in place and the work still to do on our reconciliation journey.
‘It allowed us to learn more about the cultures and values of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and gave us the opportunity to reflect on what we can do both internally and within our sphere of influence.
“This process led us to our newly endorsed Innovate RAP, which will have more of an external focus and guide us in making a difference to the health experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Western Australia.
“As part of this, we developed a Vision for Reconciliation which will both inspire and guide us on the next exciting stage of our reconciliation journey.”
The actions within our Innovate RAP will direct our approach to Aboriginal Health, Aboriginal employment and procurement, a cultural competency framework, cultural awareness and learning, empowerment and diversity and inclusion. Through our commitment to these actions over the next two years WAPHA hopes to have a lasting and meaningful impact towards achieving our Vision for Reconciliation.
Our Vision for Reconciliation
WA Primary Health Alliance is committed to ongoing, meaningful and respectful reconciliation, underpinned by genuine collaboration.
With an open heart, mind and spirit, we will nurture our relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, forging a strong connection with place and community.
By coming together, we will learn, heal, and move towards a better, more equitable and opportunity filled future for all Western Australians.
Read more about our commitment, and key learnings so far, in our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.