The network is dedicated to transforming the pharmacist workforce by enabling Indigenous leadership in the delivery of pharmacist education.
Culturally safe pharmacy practice can only be achieved when Indigenous leadership is empowered so that Indigenous values can shape the context of service delivery.
We are so excited to be on this journey led by the deadly Indigenous Health Strategy Group.
The LIPPE network is a partnership of the Australian Pharmacy Council, and the Council of Pharmacy Schools Australia and New Zealand.
Under the leadership of Indigenous pharmacists, and in collaboration with other individuals and organisations, LIPPE will foster transformational change in the pharmacy workforce beginning with the recruitment and retention of students to the provision of care in practice settings.
Through truth telling and respectful listening, this partnership will role model a strengths-based approach for culturally safe pharmacy practice.
We acknowledge with deep regret the ongoing impact of racism on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians as outlined in the National Rural Health Commissioner’s Position Statement – Impacts of racism on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.
We are committed to doing our part to eliminate racism in pharmacy services.
Bring your lunch and join us at noon to move our intention forward. We don’t have all the answers, which is why we are forming this network. In our LIPPE at Noon conversations we will take time to listen and understand each other, frame a common vision, and agree on long and short term goals. You will also have the opportunity to share what you are doing.
Answering your questions: Why LIPPE? What will LIPPE do? Who can contribute and how?
Date: Thursday 16 June 2022, 12pm AEST
Facilitated by Associate Professor Faye McMillan AM
Register for webinar 1
Gaining knowledge: hearing from other health professions to give us insight into a path forward.
Date: Thursday 21 July 2022, 12pm AEST
Facilitated by Chastina Heck
Guests: Leanne Te Karu, Associate Dean (Māori), He Rau Kawakawa, University of Otago & Paul Gibson, Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA)
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Discovering: listening to Alex Burke, Phd candidate, on his research into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s cultural safety/competence education in pharmacy programs
Date: Thursday 18 August 2022, 12pm AEST
Facilitated by Aleena Williams
Guests: Alex Burke Phd Candidate University of Sydney & Dr. Rebekah Moles, Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice University of Sydney
Register for webinar 3
You will be part of a dynamic and growing community who are committed to making a difference through the work that pharmacists do. You will receive news on our progress, be invited to take part in events, including sharing your knowledge and expertise.
We invite you to send us questions and provide any suggestions regarding the LIPPE network by writing to us at hello@LIPPE.org.au.
Our logo symbolises our desire to walk forward in partnership and cause a ripple effect in our communities. Created by Sarah Richards, the artwork is part of the "A Step in the Right Direction" commissioned by the APC.
We gratefully acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we live in today. We pay our respects to the resilience, strength and wisdom of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past, present and emerging across the nation.
We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ vast knowledge in native plants and their uses. They were our first pharmacists. Country has provided medicines and healing throughout history. We acknowledge this important connection to Country and the impacts colonisation continues to have on this integral practice.