What’s been happening?
The Aboriginal Health Team (AHT) has had a busy first half of the year. Highlights include:
- Joining GPT1 registrars at the Orientation Workshop in February, including arranging a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony.
- Delivering education to GPT1 & GPT2 rural registrars at the Aboriginal Health Workshop at Lake Tyers.
- Delivering cultural safety training to staff.
- Attending and arranging the Keynote Speaker for the Supervisor Workshop in May.
- Working with medical educators reviewing the Aboriginal health curriculum.
- Celebrating Close the Gap day and National Reconciliation Week across EV.
We are currently working on re-vamping the Aboriginal health pages on EV’s web site. This will be taking affect in the next few weeks. Please take the time to have a look – we would welcome any feedback on the look and content.
Reconciliation Action Plan
The EV Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has been submitted to Reconciliation Australia who have provided direction for the content of the final document. The review and approval process takes quite a few months and we are aiming for a launch of the RAP sometime in August.
Immersing registrars into Aboriginal culture and history
Metro GPT1 registrars will be out of the classroom and into the city for an Aboriginal cultural tour of Melbourne later this month. This program was trailed in 2016 and was well received. The workshop for the rural registrars is held at the Lake Tyers Mission so all registrars at EV are provided with a rich cultural learning experience as part of the compulsory Aboriginal health curriculum.
Practice Managers’ Meeting
AHT members Marlene and Jo Anne will be attending the Practice Managers Workshop on 21 June in Hawthorn to say hello and provide information on the clinic based cultural awareness program on offer.