Improving health in WA

Aboriginal health impact statement and declaration

The Aboriginal Health Impact Statement and Declaration (ISD) is the third component of the WA Health Aboriginal Cultural Learning Package (ACLP), a suite of online cultural learning tools, training and resources which have been developed for all WA Health staff.

As a requirement of OD 0476/13 WA Health System Wide Policy Documents (Operational Directives and Information Circulars) Policy (external site), when developing new statewide policies, programs, strategies and practices, an Aboriginal Health Impact Statement and Declaration for WA Health must be completed. This includes all service guidelines, procedures and protocols.

The Statement and Declaration aims to ensure that the needs, interests and circumstances of Aboriginal clients and employees are incorporated into the development of new and revised health services’ policies, strategies, program practices and procedures.

A completed Statement and Declaration will demonstrate that Aboriginal people have been consulted and negotiated with and that the health impacts on Aboriginal people have been considered and appropriately incorporated into relevant health initiatives.

How to enrol and login to complete an ISD:

WA Health staff can access the ISD online training and template via the Department of Health’s Learning Management System (external site). The online training takes about 30 minutes to complete.

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Aboriginal Health