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Health Equity Committee
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Health Equity Committee

2021-11-22 15:33:59

Health Equity Executive Committee

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

North West Hospital and Health Service, 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. North West Hospital and Health Service 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. 

Why your views matter

North West Hospital and Health Service 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. 

North West Hospital and Health Service 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 North West Health Equity Strategy will develop actions in the following areas:

  • Actively eliminating racial discrimination 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

Stakeholder engagement 

We will be undertaking a number of stakeholder engagement opportunities and exercises during the development of this strategy and they will be linked to this webpage.