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IAHA Signs MOU with Indigenous Dentists

On the 21st of May 2018, Indigenous Allied Health Australia and Indigenous Dentists’ Association of Australia (IDAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at Mercure Hotel, Sydney. IDAA is committed to promoting improved standards of Indigenous oral health, including through supporting Indigenous dentists and dental students.  IAHA and IDAA look forward to exploring the opportunities to collaborate […]

Media Release: Allied Health Undervalued in 2018 Federal Budget

Available for Immediate Release 9th May 2018 Download pdf here. Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing must remain a national priority. Action is needed to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Those actions must involve: a coherent strategy to tackle the causes of disadvantage and enable our people to achieve […]

Closing the Gap ‘Refresh’ Rejigged

Download pdf here.  At a meeting in Canberra, National Congress and Redfern Statement Alliance leaders have expressed dismay over last-minute changes to a high-level Aboriginal peak body meeting for the Closing the Gap Refresh consultations. The Closing the Gap Refresh agenda stated: ‘Australian governments acknowledge they need to work differently with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Inspiring the future generation of Indigenous health leaders in Bowraville

Download PDF version here. The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) are pleased to be the hosts of an Indigenous health workforce expo at the Bowraville Central School on Friday, 9 March. This event is a first for AIDA that will inform and inspire Indigenous students and their families in Bowraville and surrounding areas to pursue […]

RFDS 2018 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarships

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 […]

Media Release: Creating Strong Pathways for Indigenous NT Youth into Health 7 February 2018

Download PDF version here. Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) and the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) is today launching the Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Academy (NTAHA). The Health Academy will increase the number of young Aboriginal people completing year 12 and entering into the health workforce. This project is an innovative community led […]

Commonwealth Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) – Applications Open until cob Wednesday 20 December

Scholarships are for postgraduate support – IAHA Graduate Members are encouraged to apply.   The aim of the HWSP is to improve access to health services in remote and rural Australia. It is designed to support skills development of allied health and other health professionals, including expanding scopes of practice. Allied health services in rural […]