Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is among our key priorities, and we are firmly committed to supporting the effort to ‘close the gap’ in health outcomes.

We acknowledge the peoples of the Kulin nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Community consultation and engagement is essential to understand the different needs of Aboriginal communities across the region. We aim to strengthen the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations in our needs analysis and planning of services.

Our recently completed Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) will help us to ensure we approach our work in a collaborative and culturally respectful way. A key aim of the Innovate RAP is to continue to build meaningful relationships with Aboriginal communities based on respect and trust.