Creative Conversations on Race combats racism in healthcare


For the last two years Gold Coast Health has been implementing the Creative Conversations on Race training program in an effort to improve the cultural safety for staff and patients. Coordinator of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service, Melissa Browning, says the training program is successfully challenging racist attitudes and beliefs.

Professor Gregory Phillips is the Chief Executive Officer of ABSTARR, an Aboriginal owned and operated consultancy firm and a Professor of First Peoples Health in the School of Medicine, Griffith University (adjunct). Professor Phillips says racism in Australia’s healthcare sector has negative effects on Indigenous health outcomes.

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