Metro North Health Equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - expression of interest to participate

Closed 17 Nov 2021

Opened 21 Oct 2021

Overview

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equity requires a renewed approach to eliminating unavoidable, unjust, and unfair health inequities. 

Metro North Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership Team, in partnership with Health Service Strategy Unit, is leading a co-design process for developing a new Health Equity Strategy. This is a legislative requirement under the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011

Metro North Health will work closely with all partners including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, staff and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled sector to co-design, co-own and co-implement the Strategy.

We are seeking expressions of interest from community, partner organisations and staff to join a steering committee and working groups to oversee the co-design of the Strategy.

Details of who we are looking for and the selection criteria for applicants can be downloaded from the "Related documents" section below.

Why your views matter

Metro North Health is seizing this opportunity to come together and embed ways to listen and respond to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff and consumers and empower individuals and communities as partners in healthcare.

Metro North Health will work closely with all partners including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled sector to co-design, co-own and co-implement the Strategy.

To be successful the Strategy must be underpinned by representation, leadership, and shared decision-making and shared responsibility with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Metro North Health Equity Strategy will develop actions in the following areas:

  • Actively eliminating racial descrimination and institutional racism within the service
  • Increasing access to healthcare services
  • Influencing the social, cultural and economic determinants of health
  • Delivering sustainable, culturally safe and responsive healthcare services
  • Working with First Nations peoples, communities, and organisations to design, deliver, monitor, and review health services

What happens next

Your expression of interest will be reviewed by a panel. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by mid November.

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Health planning and strategy consultation