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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 […]

IAHA Response to Australian Psychological Society’s Apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

On 15 September 2016, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) issued a formal apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that acknowledges that psychologists have not always listened carefully enough to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or respected their skills, expertise, world views, and unique wisdom developed over thousands of years. “IAHA applauds the […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Indigenous Allied Health Australia Supports Royal Commission into NT Juvenile Detention

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) a national not for profit, member based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health organisation supports the decision of the Commonwealth Government to establish a Royal Commission into Northern Territory juvenile detention and further calls for a broader inquiry into the youth justice system, taking into account complex social and […]

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Media Release – Indigenous Allied Health Australia Launches Cultural Responsiveness Framework

7 August 2015 Professor Tom Calma AO joined Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), a national not for profit, member based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health organisation, to launch its Cultural Responsiveness in Action: An IAHA Framework on Thursday 6 August 2015 in Canberra. “Cultural Responsiveness in Action: An IAHA Framework has been developed […]

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IAHA Media Release – Allied Health Collaboration Crucial to Close the Gap

12 February 2015 Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health organisation, asserts that national commitment, effort and focus within allied health is required to create sustainable generational change and truly close the gap on health inequality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. IAHA member Danielle Dries, a […]

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Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: Biomedical Results, 2012-13, Released 10 September 2014

KEY FINDINGS This publication presents information from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Measures Survey. This survey is the largest biomedical survey ever conducted for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Around 3,300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults (aged 18 years and over) across Australia took part and voluntarily provided blood and/or […]

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AIDA Media Release: Abolition of Indigenous tutoring scheme will impact on the Government’s education commitment

The Abbott Government’s decision to abolish the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) has been described by Australia’s peak Indigenous doctor’s representative body as undermining the Government’s support for Indigenous education, particularly tertiary education. The ITAS acknowledges Indigenous educational disadvantage, providing supplementary tutorial support to Indigenous students in order to increase participation and graduation rates. The […]

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AMA Model Protects Vulnerable Patients from Co-payment Pain

AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, today called on the Government to dump its seriously flawed GP co-payments proposal and adopt the AMA model, which exempts the most vulnerable patients from extra cost burdens for their health care. A/Prof Owler said the AMA has vigorously opposed the Government’s proposal since Budget night and has worked to produce an alternative […]