Respecting the Difference: An Aboriginal Cultural Training Framework for NSW Health (RTD)

Driving Public Sector Diversity

Ministry of Health, Health Education and Training Institute (HETI), South Western Sydney Local Health District, Sydney Local Health District and all other NSW Health Organisations
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Respecting the Difference: An Aboriginal Cultural Training Framework for NSW Health (RTD) - Driving Public Sector Diversity recipientsAddressing concerns that Aboriginal people were not feeling culturally safe with health services, Respecting the Difference (RTD) aims to ensure the cultural awareness of NSW Health staff, in the belief this will impact on real change in closing the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health outcomes. RTD was developed in collaboration with Aboriginal stakeholders. It incorporates eLearning and face-to-face elements in an innovative and flexible design which supports the timely delivery of training across NSW Health’s vast workforce, and works within Health’s 24/7 service requirements. NSW Health is the only government agency to make RTD mandatory for all staff, including senior executives. RTD is supporting growth in NSW Health’s Aboriginal workforce and influencing positive changes to staff cultural awareness and understanding.