Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

Welcome to the WQPHN 2021-2022 Annual Report Highlights. For a printable version of the report, please click here.

Development of our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) commenced in 2019. RAP activities were led by our Reconciliation Working Group (RWG) with the assistance of Reconciliation Australia and Donna Jeffries (Wirajuri), Yindyamarra Consultancy. Our first RAP was approved by Reconciliation Australia in December 2021.

Our Innovate RAP is a commitment that WQPHN will do things differently and take practical steps within our organisation to improve our knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within our region.

The RWG membership includes representatives from across the PHNs internal working units; the Board and the Clinical and Consumer Advisory Councils; and representation from our Nukal Murra Alliance (NMA) partners. 

Working group meetings were held during 2021-22 to establish the governance and internal reporting mechanisms that would enable the successful implementation of the RAP.  To track our progress against the deliverables we had committed to, a score card report was also developed to update staff and the Board on its progress.

Key achievements include:

  • Review of HR policies and procedures to identify anti-discrimination provisions
  • Identify opportunities to remove barriers to staff participating in NAIDOC Week
  • Submission of our first Impact Measurement Report
  • Participation in the Workplace RAP Barometer survey
  • Promotion of National Reconciliation Week and its incorporation into Service Provider contracts for 2022-23
  • Promotion of NAIDOC week

Our Stories...

headspace Roma 1st birthday

headspace Roma celebrated their first birthday on Wednesday May 4, 2022, with local crew and staff enjoying the celebrations, which included a great BBQ, cake, art workshops, games and a chill out zone.

Nukal Murra Virtual Home Monitoring

Chronic diseases are long-lasting, and while most are preventable and treatable, they cause approximately 64% of the disease burden among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and approximately 80% of the mortality gap.

COVID-19 and Aged Care

The steady achievers in 2021/22 have once again been the committed staff working in residential and community aged care.

Telehealth and Digital Health

Nearly 23 per cent of homes in Western Queensland have no access to the internet - we need to invest in the digital infrastructure to support access to telehealth, online supports, and community, aged care and disability services.

Healthy Ageing Aged Care Roadshow

WQPHN collaborated with Mable to visit regional communities throughout Western Queensland to discuss options for community-led aged care services and provide workforce solutions for rural and remote areas.

​WiSE Mental Health & Telehealth

WQPHN has commissioned headspace National to provide the Wellbeing in Schools Early Intervention Telepsychiatry program (WiSE).