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IAHA welcomes first National Rural Health Commissioner

IAHA congratulates Emeritus Professor Paul Worley on his appointment as Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner. Federal Assistant Health Minister, Dr David Gillespie MP, announced Professor Worley’s appointment at the Rural Medicines Australia Conference in Melbourne on Saturday 21 October. IAHA was heartened to hear Professor Worley acknowledge early in his acceptance address the thousands […]

Call for Student Poster Presentations

Indigenous Allied Health Australia is inviting poster presentations abstracts from IAHA Student Members to be presented during 2017 Indigenous Allied Health (IAHA) National Conference from the 27-29 November 2017 in Perth, Western Australia.  The aim of the poster presentation is to provide a space for our student members to share a part of their learning […]

Student Reflections on WIPCE

My name is Jed Fraser, a proud Bidjara and Mandandanji man. I am currently in my 3rd year  of studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). I am also very proud to be a part of the 2017 Indigenous Allied Health Australia SRC. Recently I had an opportunity […]

CLOSING DATE EXTENDED – RFDS 2017 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarships ROUND TWO

As a commitment under their national Reconciliation Action Plan 2016-18, and in an effort to grow an appropriate and skilled rural health workforce, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) will provide financial support through scholarships to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health students to undertake a clinical placement in a remote and rural Australia. Indigenous […]

International Leadership Opportunity

The Lancet is establishing a Standing Commission to continue the work of The Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing. The 2016 Commission report included recommendations for engaging and partnering with young people as agents for change. The Lancet are looking for six young health advocates and/or professionals (18-29 years) from diverse backgrounds, to work […]

Barunga Festival 2017

The 31st Barunga Festival, held in the small community of Barunga, 80kms from Katherine in the NT over the June long weekend (10th – 13th).  Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) had a community engagement stall for the 2nd year. The festival is a celebration of music, sport and culture and for the past few years […]

$10 000 Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship

House Call Doctor is launching the $10 000 Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship, specifically aimed at supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students considering a career in medicine. Indigenous Australians currently comprise just 0.3% of our national healthcare workforce, and the Futures in Health Scholarship has been designed to address this imbalance. House Call Doctor […]

IAHA Recap of #IHMayDay17

The fourth Indigenous Health Twitter festival – #IHMayDay17 was held on the 17 May 2017. #IHMayDay – standing for Indigenous Health MayDay – is an annual Twitter event, which provides a full-day of programming with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people tweeting about health issues.  The event is led by James Cook University academic Dr Lynore […]