The Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) and the Council of Pharmacy Schools ANZ (CPS) are thrilled to launch the official website for the Leaders in Indigenous Pharmacy Profession Education (LIPPE) Network. The website serves as a platform for pharmacy educators to explore learning resources aimed at embedding Indigenous knowledges, expertise and ways of knowing and being into western style pharmacy education and training. 

The LIPPE Network aims to transform pharmacy education and practice through Indigenous leadership. It supports and empowers pharmacy educators in their mission to embed cultural safety into curriculum, training and practice.

LIPPE Chair, Professor Faye McMillan AM FPS, recognises the people involved in LIPPE's journey.

“I can’t thank everyone enough that have been on this journey to enliven LIPPE. To Indigenous Peoples from Australia and Aotearoa that have given their time, passion and knowledge and the true allies that have worked alongside of us to shape and guide LIPPE. Yindyamarra”

APC Chief Executive Officer, Bronwyn Clark, says that Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing can enrich our health profession services for all Australians.

"To transform pharmacy education and practice, we need to listen, re-learn and take responsibility for change," Ms Clark stated.

"Knowing where to start or how to take action has at times has been a challenge. This is where LIPPE aims to fill gaps and assist with peoples' learning and teaching journeys," she said.

Professor Debra Rowett, immediate past-President of CPS and CPS nominee to the LIPPE steering committee, invites education and training providers to explore the website and engage in LIPPE activities.

"We encourage everyone to explore the resources and engage in LIPPE events. LIPPE members are a part of a collaborative network of likeminded professionals who want to build relationships and share best practices.

"Join us in creating a more inclusive and culturally responsive healthcare system that meets the diverse needs of all communities," Prof Rowett concluded.

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