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The consultation draft outlines the strategies intended to form the South Australian (SA) Rural Aboriginal Health Workforce Plan.
The SA Rural Aboriginal Health Workforce Plan has been developed by the SA Rural Aboriginal Health Working Group, chaired by Sharon Perkins, Director of Aboriginal Health, Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network under the leadership of the Rural Health Workforce Strategy Steering Committee, chaired by Dr Hendrika Meyer, Chief Clinical Advisor, Rural Support Service.
The SA Rural Aboriginal Health Workforce Plan (PDF 9.3MB) was released by the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, the Hon. Stephen Wade MLC, on 7 December 2021.
The SA Rural Aboriginal Health Workforce Plan outlines specific and culturally informed strategies to attract, retain, grow and support the Aboriginal health workforce within regional local health networks. Improving health and employment outcomes for Aboriginal people is everyone’s business. All regional local health networks are accountable for implementation of the strategies within this plan and will drive changes to support the current and future Aboriginal health workforce at the local level. This plan will contribute to developing a South Australian health workforce that is representative of the populations it serves and work to deliver culturally safe and responsive health services for Aboriginal people.
The plan contains the following themes and objectives:
Theme one – Culturally safe workplaces
Theme two – Growing the Aboriginal health workforce
Theme three – Enhance Aboriginal leadership and engagement in health services
Theme four – Developing a collaborative and coordinated health system
For more information please contact Health.RuralHealthWorkforceStrategy@sa.gov.au.