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Griffith University Health launches First Peoples health plan

Date posted: 20 March 2017

Griffith University in Queensland launched its First peoples health plan on Close The Gap Day 17 March 2017. The plan aims to increase First Peoples Health graduate numbers ensuring its wider graduates have the necessary education and training.

'The vision is for Griffith Health to be influential leaders valuing collective knowledge towards better health outcomes for Australia’s First Peoples. Major strategies include positioning Griffith Health as a faculty of choice for undergraduate and postgraduate future First Peoples students and an employer of choice for First Peoples health staff,' said Professor Roianne West, of Griffith's First Peoples' Health Unit.

'Aligning with Griffith University’s broader strategic plan, its focus is to set an agenda for practical change and places First Peoples cultures at the centre. I also believe we are the first university in the country to have a plan such as this at the health faculty level,' said the Professor.

The Dean of Learning and Teaching at Griffith Health, Professor Nick Buys said the plan demonstrates how fully committed Griffith Health is to closing the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.

Source: Griffith University


Last updated: 20 March 2017
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