Our Reconciliation Action Plan (PDF, 10.8MB) reminds us that reconciliation is a responsibility that requires ongoing attention to what respect, relationships and opportunities mean to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Since our establishment in July 2019, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equity has remained a priority for Health and Wellbeing Queensland (HWQld). Over time our programs have grown and our partnerships with communities have strengthened. Now is the time for our organisation to take the next step on our journey towards reconciliation.
In October 2023, our Health and Wellbeing Queensland Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia and the Health and Wellbeing Queensland Board. Our Reflect RAP recognises our formal commitment to improving reconciliation and health equity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Through our RAP, we look forward to reflecting internally, and walking alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations, in our journey towards health and wellbeing for all Queenslanders no matter who they are or where they live. Our Reflect RAP will be implemented over 12 months, through 13 actions under the banners of relationships, respect, opportunities, and governance. Our RAP has 41 deliverables, with a very strong focus on improving our internal capacity to set us up for future more ambitious RAPs.