GP Synergy is pleased to launch our 2017-2019 Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
The plan represents our desire and commitment to embrace the healing process of past inflicted pain, suffering, and hurt on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. It is a ‘bridge’ towards understanding and accepting what reconciliation means to us, individually and collectively; and what reconciliation means to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
GP Synergy’s vision is to work in partnership with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community towards reconciliation. Our intention is to enculturate values and practices that tackle the continuing state of inequity in the health and social opportunity of Indigenous Australia. We will ensure that our actions towards reconciliation are meaningful and result in demonstrably positive outcomes for the benefit of the community.
Development of the plan was led by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Education Unit with input from GP Synergy staff, supervisors, registrars, practice staff and stakeholders. GP Synergy staff contributed to the RAP artwork under the direction of renowned Aboriginal artist Danny Eastwood. The artwork aims be reflective of traditional styles of art across NSW and ACT Aboriginal communities and incorporates the earthy tones of ochre applied in traditional art works. Through symbolism we aimed to express a link between ancient and western medicine.
The RAP was launched as part of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Committee meeting on 12 July 2017. The official launch proceedings were video conferenced to all our regional offices.
We hope this Reconciliation Action Plan serves as an invitation to all people and organisations to join us in achieving a deeper understanding of our cultural heritage, and a deeper level of care for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
We encourage you to download a copy of our RAP.