The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM, the College) embraces the concept of a shared national identity that values the rich diversity of our origins and the contribution that cultural identity makes to health and wellbeing.

We have enshrined within the ACEM Constitution our commitment to the process of reconciliation in Australia and the intent of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to build respectful relationships that promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in matters that concern them.
ACEM acts for reconciliation by:

  • Engagement and collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations
  • Supporting and continuing to build the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce in emergency departments
  • Promoting best practice emergency care service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, which includes disrupting racism

We envisage a future where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experience culturally safe emergency care that is self-determined, free from bias and racism, and enhances opportunities for quality health outcomes. We believe achieving this will lead to flourishing health and improved wellbeing for all Australian communities.

We look forward to sharing our progress with you. We'll share regular updates and news here.

Hear more from members of the RAP Steering Group below.