This National Reconciliation Week and beyond, we seek to be brave in what action we take, and the ways we can continue to improve access to information about viral hepatitis and liver health with Aboriginal communities.
This year’s theme, More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.
We are proud to share with you the Reconciliation Action Plan for LiverWELL has now been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia for 2021-2022. Download.
In the spirit of reconciliation, LiverWELL acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and emerging.
LiverWELL CEO Melanie Eagle said “LiverWELL is committed to an ongoing collaboration with Aboriginal Communities, acknowledging the disproportionate health burden carried by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples regarding viral hepatitis and liver disease.
Our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan demonstrates our commitment to reconciliation and we will implement it through consulting with Aboriginal Communities and organisations and being a supportive and respectful partner, working toward better health outcomes.”
We are also pleased to now offer our vibrant Aboriginal Healthy Living Guide as a printed booklet. It has steps that Aboriginal people can take to look after the health of their liver and promote healthy food, drink, activity and wellbeing in their family and community. Exciting and colourful Indigenous art pieces feature throughout the Guide.