Quality of care report 2012/13

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Improving Aboriginal Health

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Aboriginal Liaison Officers,
Cynthia Scott, Porsha Atkinson, Andrew McKnight, Carol Collie

GV Health has a long tradition of working collaboratively with the Aboriginal community to close the gap in Aboriginal health.

GV Health is developing an Aboriginal employment plan, in line with the Victorian government’s Kareeta Yirramboi strategy, which aims to increase Aboriginal participation in the Victorian public sector workforce. By having more Aboriginal people employed in the health industry, it is expected that there will be greater understanding of the community needs.

GV Health also provides cultural awareness training to staff to create a workplace that values and respects Aboriginal people and heritage.