The NSW Health
Good Health - Great Jobs: Aboriginal Workforce Strategic Framework 2016 - 2020 supported by
IB2020_029 Good Health - Great Jobs Aboriginal Workforce composition: Minimum targets for 2020-2021 is intended to support local health districts, specialty health networks and other NSW health organisations to grow and develop their Aboriginal workforce. Building on the 2011 - 2015 Framework, it sets out the Aboriginal workforce development priorities and desired outcomes for NSW Health for the period 2016 - 2020 and the key actions that need to be taken to achieve these priorities and outcomes.
The framework is structured around six key priority areas:
While the Aboriginal representation in the NSW health workforce has grown, organisations will continue to set their own targets, based on local Aboriginal populations and specific Aboriginal health service needs. This includes not only organisations servicing regional areas with higher Aboriginal population shares, but also organisations in Sydney metropolitan area (blue mountains, central coast) where around a third of the Aboriginal population of NSW live; and is inclusive of local government areas with large Aboriginal community populations and suburbs with large Aboriginal communities. All of NSW health will be actively contributing to the achievement of our Aboriginal workforce - even small specialist organisations.
Local to National Reporting Governance Flowchart illustrates the reporting process in place for the NSW Health Aboriginal Workforce Strategic Framework 2016 - 2020.
As part of the implementation of the NSW health
Good Health - Great Jobs: the NSW Health Aboriginal Workforce Strategic Framework 2016 - 2020, local health districts, other public health organisations and the Ministry of Health are required to provide annual reports on the key performance indicators (KPIs) set out in the Framework.
Previous reports for 2011 - 2015 include:
"To Aboriginal people, land is what makes us who we are, what sustains us... Through my art I aim to visually articulate all that land is; its past, its present and its future" Jessica Birk, Artist
"To Aboriginal people, land is what makes us who we are, what sustains us... Through my art I aim to visually articulate all that land is; its past, its present and its future"
The artwork used to represent the Aboriginal Workforce Strategic Framework is called 'Stepping Up'. It was painted by Jessica Birk, a Yaegl descendant of Northern NSW, born and raised on the Northern Beaches, Sydney.
The artwork represents Aboriginal people from all parts of NSW on a journey towards the top of the hill. With one foot firmly on the earth, the other just hovering above in an effort to achieve more, with the sky being the only limit to people's opportunities.