Skip to 0 minutes and 14 secondsMy hope is that our people who are receiving health don't only feel safe within our community control health services, but they feel culturally safe when walking into hospitals, when walking into mainstream GPs, and we don't have issues with access and health literacy. And everyone understands that our mob come from all different areas and everyone understands that some of our mob aren't fortunate enough to have good education. And I look to when our mob can access whatever service and receive culturally safe care. My hope is that we have a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan that states that culture is central to improving our people's health.

Skip to 1 minute and 1 secondMy hope is that strategies and funding is put towards ensuring culture is central to improving our people's health.

Welcome to Week 2

Welcome back to Week 2 of Safer Healthcare for Australia’s First Peoples.

It’s been terrific to see such wonderful interaction in the discussion and comment areas of the course so far. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and stories - your contributions and feedback help ensure this is a rich learning experience for us all.

Last week we introduced you to a number of key concepts essential to understanding the context of First Peoples’ health today. We also discussed some of the real issue continuing as a result of colonisation.

This week we delve into best practice communication strategies and explore the importance of partnership, policy, advocacy and leadership to help us build on the strengths and resilience of First Peoples. We will also examine the value of reflexivity in discovering the influence of one’s own culture on the care we provide to others.

Enjoy the final week of the course and please continue to take advantage of the many social learning opportunities available.

See you in the discussions!

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