Not just a policy; this is for real. An affirmative action policy to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to seek employment in the health workforce

Robert Roseby, Karen Adams, Michelle Leech, Karinda Taylor, Don Campbell

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Delivery of culturally safe healthcare is critical to ensuring access to high-quality care for indigenous people. A key component of this is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be participants in the health workforce. The proportion of indigenous people in the health workforce should at least equate to the proportion in the population served. We describe the development and implementation of a successful affirmative action employment policy at Monash Health, one of Australia's largest Academic Health Centres, and provide perspective on its adoption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)908-910
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019


  • Australia
  • culturally competent care
  • population
  • population health
  • underserved
  • workplace

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