Our strategic objectives
Everything we do at The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health is underpinned by one core value – respect.
We respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the right to self-determination. We work in collaboration with communities, consulting closely to gain an understanding of community needs and partnering to achieve mutually agreed goals
We prioritise open and pro-active communication. We act in accordance with community values and establish respectful and constructive relationships. In every case, we work to develop sustainable, long-term improvements in health services and health outcomes for the people and communities we are engaged with.
In application, our respect-based approach means that all of our work is shaped by three principles:
Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu
The University of Sydney context
The University of Sydney’s goals relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement are set out in its integrated strategy: Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu. The Poche Centre fully supports this strategy, and will contribute towards meeting its targets.
Wingara Mura creates a context and mandate for inclusion and transformation, by firmly establishing the University’s intentions and commitments with respect to engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
It sets ambitious targets for attracting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students, building cultural competence, and expanding research partnerships. Visit the Wingara Mura website for details.
The Poche Centre will collaborate with the Deputy Vice Chancellor Indigenous Strategy and Services to promote and support the aims and intent of Wingara Mura. Specifically, we will jointly host research and other forums, promote and develop joint research initiatives, and encourage and support Aboriginal students and staff.