Indigenous health

Led by the Indigenous Health Committee (IHC), ANZCA is working to address inequities in Indigenous health through initiatives to grow and maintain the Indigenous specialist anaesthesia and pain medicine workforce; and ensure cultural safety for both patients and doctors.

In early 2018, we launched our Indigenous Health Strategy 2018-2022 along with a background paper.

In 2021 we will begin development of the ANZCA Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Expressions of interest are curently being sought for RAP working group members.  

Find out what we're doing to address the inequities in health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Growing the Indigenous workforce

The Indigenous health workforce in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand is integral to ensuring that the system has the capacity to address the needs of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori peoples.

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Providing patients with culturally competent care

Explore some of the measures we're taking to create a culturally safe environment for Indigenous Australian and Māori patients and doctors.

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Advocating for Indigenous health

Find out how we're involving Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and Māori communities in policy development and decision-making, and joining forces with medical colleges around Australia and New Zealand to advocate for Indigenous health.

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Indigenous Health Committee

The Indigenous Health Committee (IHC) is responsible for the college's portfolios in Indigenous health in Australia and New Zealand.

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Last updated 11:55 11.11.2020