ASHM is committed to continuing our reconciliation journey with an Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which will outline actions that work towards achieving our unique vision for reconciliation.
As the peak organisation representing health professionals in the field of HIV, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections, we are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workforce that prioritises cultural safety and culturally responsive practices. Our vision is to create a healthcare system that is safe and welcoming for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners and communities.
To achieve this vision, we have developed an Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) that outlines the steps we will take to advance our reconciliation journey. The RAP has been a collaborative and enlightening process, and it goes beyond the goals of the Reflect phase. Through this process, we have gained a deeper understanding of the diverse cultures, histories, and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and we are committed to using this knowledge to inform our everyday work.
We recognise that reconciliation is an ongoing and continuous journey that requires meaningful action and change. Our Innovate RAP is just one step towards achieving this goal, and we are committed to engaging in practical ways to strengthen our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues, communities, and partners.
You can learn more about our reconciliation journey, in these short videos presented by Rob Monaghan and Charles Gilks. We invite you to join us on this journey towards a more inclusive, culturally responsive, and safe healthcare system for all.