Reconciliation at NALHN

NALHN is committed to realising our vision for reconciliation and generating the organisational change required to achieve improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Aspirations for NALHN

Key aspirations for NALHN include:

  • Providing cultural support and appropriate health services and facilities that are accessible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to create a sense of belonging.
  • Development of effective frameworks to support mutual respect and meaningful engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in service delivery, planning and evaluation.
  • Ensuring the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community is represented in community consultation.
  • Implementing the SA Health Aboriginal Cultural Respect Training Framework into the mandatory training schedule for all NALHN staff.
  • Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Traditional Ownership at relevant health service meetings and events.
  • Seeking ongoing advice from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce.
  • Ongoing consultation with the Commissioner for Aboriginal engagement.
  • Establishing employment, education and training opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are recognised, protected, valued and supported within our sites and services.
  • Creating and maintaining a culture that respects and acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culture, heritage, values and beliefs.

Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

NALHN has established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health as a key priority area and has implemented a governance structure to formally monitor performance against Aboriginal Health directives, strategies and outcome measures. 

Part of the work is the development of the NALHN Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2017 – 2019 (PDF 204KB). The NALHN RAP outlines our commitment to build strong ‘relationships’ with and ‘respect’ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and establishes our plan to pursue sustainable ‘opportunities’ designed to achieve equitable health outcomes for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.