PARTNERSHIP DELIVERS NEW FIRST NATIONS HEALTH APPROACH

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The new Family Health and Wellbeing Framework, known as Health in the Hands of the People, along with Johnson & Johnson’s Innovate Reconciliation Plan (Innovate RAP) were launched in Sydney today.

“Funding this new framework and our Innovate RAP are examples of the Johnson & Johnson Credo which challenges us to put the needs and wellbeing of the people we serve first,” Johnson & Johnson Pacific Managing Director Doug Cunningham said.

“Our Innovate RAP is an opportunity to deepen our engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through improved cultural awareness. Supporting Children’s Ground and its development of Health in the Hands of the People demonstrates our strong commitment to close the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

“At Johnson & Johnson our vision for reconciliation is that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live longer, healthier and happier lives. Both the Innovate RAP and our partnership with Children’s Ground demonstrate our vision in action.”

Health in the Hands of the People is a framework for health promotion that embraces First Culture, Children’s Ground co-founder and CEO Jane Vadiveloo said.

“The framework is built with the community, from community-owned knowledge. In First Nations culture, health is always interconnected with all aspects of wellbeing.

“We know that the devastating health outcomes of First Nations people in this nation are due to the cumulative effects of the social, cultural and economic determinants of health.”

In this new work, supported by Johnson & Johnson, Children’s Ground integrates a First Nations wellbeing knowledge system with the western health approach. We anticipate that by applying this in a whole-of-community way, in community, that health outcomes and indicators of wellbeing in general will be improved in the long term.”[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”2213″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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