We value and celebrate diversity within our community and aim to ensure our workforce, partnerships and investments reflect this.
We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive culture for all our staff, health providers, partners and community members.
The contribution and participation of people with diverse bodies, identities and experiences is crucial to the work we do and allows us to shape a health system that is fit for the future.
To support Board members, staff and committee members in recognising and celebrating diversity, we have:
- Developed a Reconciliation Action Plan
- Established an LGBTIQ+ action group, responsible for cultural leadership and quality improvement across the organisation
- Established an LGBTIQ+ stakeholder reference group to help shape our work and mature our inclusive practice
- Started work on organisational cultural competency frameworks
We are also proud to be a member of Diversity Council Australia, the independent not-for-profit peak body leading diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
In 2019, WA Primary Health Alliance achieved Rainbow Tick accreditation, which involves meeting the six national standards of LBGTIQ+ inclusive practice. The Rainbow Tick signals that an organisation has reached a high standard of diversity and inclusiveness.
Given our vision of better health, together WA Primary Health Alliance has an important leadership role to advocate for safe, inclusive and culturally appropriate services for people with diverse bodies, identities and experiences. Our Rainbow Tick journey aligns with who we are as an organisation and what we’re all about – shaping, strengthening and sustaining a health system that works for everyone.
We welcome people with diverse bodies, identities and experiences and actively reference our commitment to diversity and inclusion on our job adverts.
Each year, WA Primary Health Alliance participates in a variety of LBGTIQ+ related community events across WA to demonstrate our support and advocacy for inclusiveness such as Fairday, Pilbara Pride and Perth Pride Parade. We also recognise and support significant events and days in the LBGTIQ+ calendar such as Transgender Day of Visibility, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) Day, Pride Month, International Non-binary Pride Day and Wear It Purple Day.
We value feedback on how we can improve our diversity and inclusion initiatives at WA Primary Health Alliance. Please submit feedback or suggestions for improvements you may have or email firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d love to hear from you.
Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan
We have developed a Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan which signals our commitment to social change through fostering engagement and partnerships with Aboriginal people and communities that are built on respect and trust.