Aboriginal Education at the Women's and Children's Health Network
The Women's and Children's Health Network is committed to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal women, children and families.
An important part of this process is providing our staff with learning and development opportunities in Aboriginal culture, and we are pleased to introduce two new staff who will be instrumental in this.
Sharon and Michael (pictured) are Aboriginal Education Consultants for the Women's and Children's Health Network. This dynamic duo share a passion for supporting our Network to create a culturally safe and inclusive healthcare environment for our Aboriginal staff and consumers.
We asked each of them:
How does cultural education improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people?
Michael: "It's so important that everyone understands our history and its ongoing impact on Aboriginal people today, because that understanding is what will bring us together,"
Sharon: "When people feel understood, they feel safe, and if they feel safe they will seek help when they need it. Education is the most powerful tool we have to Close the Gap."
#CloseTheGap is a national initiative to achieve Indigenous health equity by 2030.
To learn more about how our Network is doing to be culturally inclusive, visit: Aboriginal Health.