The RAP is part of CBCHS’ commitment to reconciliation and to improve the socio-economic outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
CBCHS CEO Deb Stuart said the RAP was developed in consultation with local Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander community members and aims to increase access to health services in a safe and welcoming environment.
“This new plan outlines a range of projects we will undertake to help improve health and wellbeing, build relationships and create opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is just the start of an ongoing commitment for our organisation,” she said.
The event was attended by management and staff from CBCHS, Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson MP, and Boon Wurrung Custodian, Caroline Martin who provided guests with a very moving Welcome to Country.
A big thank you to the RAP Working Group, especially members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander local community Katrina Amon, Naomi Prior and Allan Liddle who provided advice and guidance. For CBCHS this is the start of an ongoing journey to drive the changes we need to make.