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International Indigenous Working Group on public health equity

The World Federation of Public Health Associations has formed its first Indigenous Working Group on its 50th Anniversary. At the 15th World Congress of Public Health Melbourne conference, 40 Indigenous and non-Indigenous conference delegates of the yarning circle unanimously supported in principle the establishment of the World Federation of Public Health Associations Indigenous Working Group. […]

UN Human Rights Expert highlights “astounding” rates of Indigenous incarceration

Australia must reduce the “astounding” rates of imprisonment for Indigenous peoples and step up the fight against racism, a United Nations human rights expert has concluded, at the end of an official visit. The Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous people, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, said: “It is alarming that, while the country has adopted numerous policies […]

IAHA talks Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce development and leadership at Stepping Up Forum

The 2017 Stepping Up Forum was held from the 22-23 March 2017 in the Sydney, NSW.  The Forum brought together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health managers and staff working across all professions including clinical, non-clinical and leadership roles.    IAHA CEO Donna Murray was invited as a keynote speaker where she presented on the importance of supporting […]

IAHA Visits Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health

IAHA workforce development officer recently visited the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, James Cook University (MICRRH). IAHA and MICRRH signed a Collaboration Agreement in November 2016, which has an overarching goal to “increase the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health workforce in remote and regional QLD and Northern Australia to improve the […]

Photo Recap of IAHA Close the Gap Day Activities

Re-Commitment to Statement of Intent to Close the Gap on Indigenous Health In recognition of Close the Gap Day 2017, Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) and (AHPA), the peak body representing and advocating for the role of allied health professions, and its member and friend organisations, re-committed to a Statement of Intent to work together […]

MEDIA RELEASE – Stronger Together: Allied Health Sector Continues Commitment to Close the Gap on Indigenous Health

Pdf printable version of Stronger Together: Allied Health Sector Continues Commitment to Close the Gap on Indigenous Health In recognition of Close the Gap Day 2017, Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), a national member-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health organisation and Allied Health Professionals Australia (AHPA), the peak body representing and advocating for […]

Media Release – Building on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strengths, CTG Progress and Priorities Report Released today

  On National Close the Gap Day (NCTGD), Thursday 16 March 2017, Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) is pleased to welcome the release of The Progress and Priorities Report 2017 (the report), a collaborative effort of the Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee of which IAHA joins other national organisations as a member. Click here […]

NOW OPEN – RFDS 2017 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 and Torres Strait Islander health students to undertake a clinical placement in remote and rural Australia. Indigenous Allied […]