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Racism in Health

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The current models of practice are not working to effectively “close the Gap”. Despite a growing willingness and need to consider new proposed models of practice, there remains a deep-seated resistance to identifying and addressing institutional and systemic racism and racist attitudes, including unconscious biases held by individuals. Western non-Indigenous worldviews of ways of being, knowing and doing continue to dominate the decisions and actions of governments – and consequentially dominate public health policies and practices. There is an unacceptable standard approach, for and about Indigenous health instead of with Indigenous peoples, resulting in the neglectful dismissal of Indigenous knowledges and Indigenous cultures of ways of being, knowing and doing. How can we get the ‘r’ word on every agenda?

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  • Carmen Parter
  • Karen Mundine
  • Leilani Darwin
  • Raymond Lovett

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Organiser Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, University of Sydney

Organiser of Key Thinkers Forum - Racism In Health

The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health is an example of the power of partnership in achieving real change and genuinely contributing to closing the gap in life expectancy. Established and funded by philanthropists Greg Poche AM and Kay Van Norton Poche, Poche Centres seek to leverage the best of the best in Universities with communities and governments to seek solutions that address complex health problems faced by Aboriginal people.  The Poche family has gifted more than $50m to Aboriginal health in the past ten years.

 

The Poche Centre works with leading researchers, alumni, faculty and students to bring their knowledge together with communities to find sustainable, workable, affordable solutions to health issues including Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, oral health, specialist medical, allied health, social and emotional well-being, chronic disease, workforce development and health promotion.

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