Australian College of Emergency Medicine Cultural Competency Project

The Indigenous Health and Cultural Competency (IH&CC) project has been funded by the Australian Department of Health and consists of a series of culturally relevant education tools and resources designed for doctors to enhance culturally competent communication and overall care for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other culturally and linguistically diverse patients in the emergency department.

ACEM acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which our offices are situated.

What Indigenous Health and Cultural Competency education resources are available?

  • A comprehensive series of online learning modules covering core knowledge and skills in Indigenous health and the principles of culturally competent care in the ED
  • A series of topical video podcasts and conference presentations that will introduce some key concepts and experiences in IH&CC
  • A Promoting Cultural Safety Program that will support the implementation of cultural safety initiatives within local departments across Australia and NZ
  • A collation of relevant best practice IH&CC web-based references accessible to members through the ACEM Best of Web EM educational resource