Our vision is to transform the pharmacist workforce by enabling Indigenous leadership in the delivery of pharmacist education and the practice of pharmacy.
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.
This journey began with conversations in 2021 where APC published the literature review on embedding cultural safety in pharmacy education and assessments and delivered a webinar series led by Indigenous pharmacists.
You can also hear about our journey through our podcast - Talkin' Bout a LIPPE Evolution.
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.
Keep an eye out for our LIPPE strategy coming soon.
In 2022 we met with our LIPPE family to discuss current landscapes and future opportunities.
Read the stories from each webinar:
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.