Policy and Advocacy Library

The Policy and Advocacy Library is the culmination of the collaborative work of RACP ​members and comprises a comprehensive range of evidence-based, published RACP position statements, policies and submissions.

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RACP submission to the Ministry of Health – COVID-19 Kia Kaha, Kia Māia, Kia Ora Aotearoa: Psychosocial and Mental Wellbeing Recovery Plan

Published
22 Jun 2020
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Mental health
Description
The RACP strongly supports the Plan, but believes that relatively minor amendment, including reference to Whānau Ora and increased responsiveness to specialised health services would improve its effectiveness and relevance over the coming years.

RTPM Controlled Substances Amendment Bill 2020

Published
02 Jun 2020
Published in
Australia
Topic
Addiction medicine
Description
The RACP and its Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM) provides feedback on the proposed amendments to the Controlled Substances Act 1984

RACP Submission to the Asthma & Respiratory Foundation NZ – NZ Child Asthma Guidelines

Published
25 May 2020
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Child health and young adult medicine
Description
The RACP believes that the Guidelines, as they are currently drafted, do not properly reflect the push towards healthcare equity in Aotearoa New Zealand. We believe that centring equity and whānau wellbeing is key to the Guidelines effectively contributing to the healthcare system in Aotearoa New Zealand.

COVID-19 Expert Reference Group - Terms of Reference

Published
08 May 2020
Published in
Australia
Topic
Health system
Description
Terms of Reference for the establishment and maintenance of a reference group of the college to be known as the Covid-19 Expert Reference Group

Queensland Health Equity Consultation 2020

Published
06 May 2020
Published in
Australia
Topic
Health system
Description
This Queensland Equity Health Consultation letter to Chief Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Officer and Deputy Director-General Queensland Health provided feedback on the Draft Amendment Regulation (Health Equity Strategies) 2020

RACP Submission to the Justice Select Committee – Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Bill

Published
28 Apr 2020
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Election-related health advocacy
Description
The RACP strongly believes that enfranchisement is a core human right, and as such, strongly supports the Bill and believes that further action must be taken to allow prisoners to vote in Aotearoa New Zealand.

RACP submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

Published
23 Apr 2020
Published in
Australia
Topic
Climate change
Description
RACP submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements. The RACP recognises the impact that climate change is already having on health and is part of a growing network of health organisations calling for action. Given the threat unchecked that climate change poses to health, climate health action is a policy and advocacy priority for the RACP.

RACP Māori Health Committees’ Equity Statement on COVID-19

Published
09 Apr 2020
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Indigenous health
Description
The RACP Māori Health Committee believe Aotearoa New Zealand’s COVID-19 pandemic response must centre equity for Māori and must honour the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

RACP Submission to the Ministry of Health – Death, Funerals, Burial and Cremation Review

Published
09 Apr 2020
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP believes that changes to death certification and auditing are needed, and that largely, the Ministry of Health’s proposed options are prudent. However, we believe there should be further attention paid to some issues, including the recording of ethnicity information and an overall purpose for death certification.

RACP submission to the Health Select Committee – New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Bill

Published
02 Apr 2020
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Disability
Description
The RACP strongly supports the Bill and its intention to ensure that resident family members have security of income, and the restoration of their rights through the Human Rights Commission.
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