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Victorian Aboriginal Health Education Summit

Weenthunga Health Network and Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled  Health Organisation are hosting a summit to explore strengthening the quality of Aboriginal health education and curricula in Victoria.  The Summit, facilitated by Assoc Prof Greg Philipps, aims to strengthen the quality of Aboriginal health education and curricula in Victorian universities.  The Summit organisers wish to see that Aboriginal […]

First Peoples call for urgent action to tackle home-grown poverty

8 June 2017 This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Redfern Speech by Prime Minister Paul Keating, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders from peak representative organisations are calling on Australian governments at all levels to redouble their efforts to address the unacceptable poverty and disadvantage experienced by Australia’s First Peoples. One year […]

National Palliative Care Week

IAHA attended the National Palliative Care Week parliamentary lunch held on the 23 May 2017.National Palliative Care Week is an annual awareness-raising week organised by Palliative Care Australia (PCA). The theme for this year’s National Palliative Care Week is ‘You matter, your care matters. Palliative care can make a difference’. National Palliative Care Week is […]

20 years on: time to heal trauma

Download the full report here.  Australia’s aging Stolen Generations are still struggling with the impacts of unresolved trauma, and need a new policy approach to assist them and their families to heal. That’s a key finding of a major new report launched by the Healing Foundation. The launch marks 20 years since the landmark Bringing […]

Outback Allied Health Forum – Thursday 8th June, 2017

MICRRH is hosting the inaugural Outback Allied Health Forum “Realising Potential and Inspiring Change”. The forum presents the collaborative innovations of the many Allied Health Professionals within outback North Queensland. The forum focuses on the themes of realising potential and inspiring change by examining the vast and unique delivery of health services within rural and […]

#BTH20 Community Service Announcement

Next week marks a very important anniversary for Stolen Generations members and their families. It will be 20 years since the Bringing Them Home report was tabled in Federal Parliament. This was incredibly significant for Stolen Generations members, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, as it was the first time this tragic chapter […]

Boost to Clinical Training in Rural Remote Australia must be supported with sustainable workforce models

The Federal Government has announced $54.4 million has been allocated over 2016-17 to 2018-19 for new Regional Training Hubs and University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH).  Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie, today announced the locations of 26 regional training hubs and three new UDRHs, and the universities that will operate them. Federal Coalition’s Rural […]