This document includes a detailed breakdown of CATSINaM vision, values and principles. It expands on each priority area:
Priority 1: Develop and support recruitment and retention strategies for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples in nursing and midwifery.
Priority 2:Inform national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and education policy agendas.
Priority 3: Provide a cultural hub for resilience and leadership development of our Members
Priority 4: Inform best practice in culturally safe learning, workplace and health service delivery environments for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians.
- Based on the 2016 nursing and midwifery workforce data, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives represented 1.03% of the entire Australian nursing and midwifery workforce.
- The availability of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health professionals is known to improve health service experiences and outcomes for Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Therefore, congruency between health and education policy is important.
- When health and education systems are culturally safe, better health and education experiences and outcomes are more likely.
- Ultimately, this contributes to closing the many gaps in the social determinants of health that currently exist between Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians.