Bringing our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan to life
5 July 2022
Pictured: Sahara Giles of the Ngarrindjeri people is a year 9 student at Myrtleford P-12 College. Sahara is one of the artists who created the ‘Healing Hands’ artwork used on the front cover and throughout the RAP plan.
In recognition of NAIDOC week Alpine Health was proud to launch their inaugural Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) on Tuesday 5 July. The launch of the RAP marks a significant milestone in Alpine Health’s continuing work to support the reconciliation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples for the benefit of all Australians.
Formally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, our Reconciliation Action Plan recognises and acknowledges Australia’s First Nations peoples and marks the beginning of a formal and structured approach to reconciliation and ensures we are transparent in our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of First Nations peoples in our community and workforce.
The RAP has been developed using a framework of relationships, respect, and opportunities which will allow Alpine Health to continuously strengthen their reconciliation commitments alongside their business objectives, for the most effective outcomes.
The projected outcomes of the RAP will be guided by the five dimensions of reconciliation: race relations; equality and equity; institutional integrity; unity; and historical acceptance. It is critical to not only uphold all five dimensions of reconciliation, but also increase awareness of Australia’s First Nations peoples histories, knowledge, and leadership across all sectors of Australian society.
Alpine Health CEO, Nick Shaw said “I would like to thank the members of our RAP Working Group, along with our many stakeholders, who have guided and supported the development of this significant piece of work.”
“It has been wonderful to work with a number of our local Traditional Owners, Shire Councils, neighbouring health services and regional First Nations organisations throughout this process. It has been a great learning process and is an incredibly important step in building the relationships that will support our reconciliation journey” he said.
“I would like to sincerely thank the students and teachers at Myrtleford P-12 college for developing the ‘Healing Hands’ artwork. It is such a beautiful and impressive piece of artwork for our RAP” he said.
“We look forward to the implementation phase that will help Alpine Health become a more culturally safe work place and service provider.”