15NRHC Recommendation - 03/26/2019 - 11:13

NRHA and member groups support the formation of local action groups in towns/regions (made up of health professionals from various disciplines) to work on climate change and health issues. These groups could work together to increase the resilience of their community to climate change and health impacts (e.g. drought, bushfire preparedness), work on local sustainability projects (e.g. greening the GP clinic), community education, advocacy. Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership in the groups would assist non-Indigenous people in reflecting on worldviews, approaches, priorities and relationships: if this required payment for services then there would be further benefits to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, in recognition of their knowledge and expertise.

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