GPH Launches Reconciliation Action Plan

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April 03, 2019

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Grand Pacific Health (GPH) are officially launching their Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) this Friday, after years of internal development.

 A ‘RAP Committee’ comprised of a diverse group of staff from all across the organisation developed the plan, which has been officially endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.

 Aboriginal Health and Integrated Care Manager, Simon Sadler, said it’s an important step:

“The RAP describes how we will improve health outcomes and Close the Gap in health, education and employment for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.”

 “It outlines three key focus areas incorporating; relationships, respect and opportunities in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People – all within the context of the various health services GPH provides,” added Simon.

 Representatives of the GPH Board, local Elders, RAP Committee members and available staff, will be officially launching the RAP on Friday April 5 from 12:30pm at Grand Pacific Health Centre Nowra.

 Each hub will also conduct an informal launch after this time to discuss its significance with local staff and stakeholders.

 An artwork commissioned by GPH as a visual representation of the RAP will be unveiled at Fridays launch with the Nowra based artist Rod Seymour on hand to speak about the significance of the work, which will be displayed at GPHCN.

 A high quality print/plaque will also be displayed at each hub to connect the 12 sites and provide visual recognition of the RAP across the whole organisation.

Copies of the RAP document will also be available at the launch.

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