General Practice Training Tasmania (GPTT), in collaboration with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, are pleased to launch the GPTT Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan – this builds on their previous Reflect RAP further formalised their commitment to improving Aboriginal health in Tasmania.
GPTT CEO Judy Dew said the Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which has been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, provides many ongoing opportunities to further strengthen our relationships with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.
“The RAP provides a framework, with strategies and measurable targets, to further extend our Aboriginal cultural training and to maintain respectful relationships within the Aboriginal community,” Ms Dew said.
“We have a long and valued relationship with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community and are committed to fostering a greater understanding of Aboriginal culture and health among our registrars and within our organisation so as to provide services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that are culturally appropriate”.
The RAP program has more than 1,000 dedicated corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations across Australia that have formally committed to reconciliation since its inception in 2006.
Artwork in the RAP has been carried across from the previous Reflect Rap and was provided by Tasmanian Aboriginal Artist, Sharnie Read.
The artwork depicts a mariner shell, one of the most precious and decorative shells used by Tasmanian Aboriginal people along with an ancient cultural symbol that can be found carved into rock at various locations around the island.