Since joining Reconciliation Australia’s RAP program in 2013, WEHI has worked closely with Reconciliation Australia to formalise and deliver on the institute’s commitment to reconciliation.
The new “Innovate RAP: June 2023 – June 2025” outlines WEHI’s reconciliation journey so far and the practical actions and commitments it will continue to implement.
WEHI director Professor Doug Hilton AO said the focused efforts over the past decade had put reconciliation at the very heart of the institute’s activities, but the journey was far from over.
“We have strived to build meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, create a culturally safe workplace, provide education and employment opportunities and ensure our research contributes to delivering better health outcomes for First Nations peoples,” Prof Hilton said.
“We have also listened to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and we know that we have more work to do, so our aspirations and actions meet expectations.