The ADC leads new project focusing on Indigenous health outcomes
18 July 2018
As part of its membership with the Health Practitioners Accreditation Collaborative Forum (the Forum), the Australian Dental Council (ADC) is leading the Forum's Role of accreditation in improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes project (the Project).
The Project, a thematic review, aims to understand the role accreditation plays in improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes and producing a culturally safe workforce. It also looks at how programs of study affect the health outcomes of these communities and the role the sector can play in Closing the Gap by 2031.
Informing the next steps for accreditation authorities in improving health outcomes for Indigenous Australians, the Project also aims to determine the extent to which health practitioner outcomes:
- support students identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or Māori
- produce future health practitioners who are culturally safe.
The Project aims to provide the Forum with a baseline dataset on the role of accreditation in improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes.
The Project infographic can be downloaded here.
More information on Closing the Gap can be found at closingthegap.pmc.gov.au
To learn more about the Forum and its work, visit hpacf.org.au