$116 million anti-smoking campaign effective in Closing the Gap

Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt AM said the findings from a new report recently released on the preliminary evaluation of the Tackling Indigenous Smoking program were encouraging.  “The report found the program is operating effectively, using proven approaches to change smoking behaviours, and delivering evidence based local tobacco health promotion activities. I am pleased the report recommends […]

End Rheumatic Heart Disease Centre of Research Excellence (END RHD CRE) Indigenous Scholarship Scheme

Honours/Masters/PhD candidates (Indigenous applicants only)  The END RHD CRE is seeking Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander individuals to conduct Higher Degree Research relating to the field of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and RHD. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians live with an unacceptably high burden of RHD, and the END RHD CRE was established to unify […]

Jobs with NSW Health

The following positions are currently available within NSW Health. Occupational Therapist – Full Time –Blacktown, Mount Druitt  –  click here for further details –  applications close 26 July 2017. Aboriginal Child Sexual Assault Counsellor – Full Time –Blacktown,  –  click here for further details –  applications close 21 July 2017. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly […]

Aspen and Pratt Foundation’s Mental Health Scholarship

Scholarship Available The Aspen and Pratt Foundation’s Mental Health Scholarships are available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who are studying a Master of Mental Health. Applications will be considered from applicants who are: • Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent • Enrolled or intending to enrol into a post graduate Mental Health […]

Job with NATSIHWA

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) is the peak body for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners in Australia. It was established in 2009, following the Australian Government’s announcement of funding to strengthen the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce […]

Jobs with Rekindling The Spirit and Jullums Lismore AMS

Rekindling The Spirit is a Lismore based, community organisation run by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, who offer a holistic approach to working with those families and communities to support the achievement of positive and lasting changes in their lives. Jullums Lismore Aboriginal Medical Service is a […]

RFDS Indigenous Health Scholarship Launch

On Monday the 29th of May the Royal Flying Doctors Service held their presentation ceremony awarding two IAHA student members with the RFDS Indigenous Health Scholarship Scheme. RFDS scholarships will support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students undertaking remote or rural clinical placements in medicine, nursing, midwifery and allied health. Fourth-year Occupational Therapy student Amanda […]

Insight into Prosthetics & Orthotics – Jarrod Cahir

Jarrod is a Prosthetist/Orthotist who works out of hospitals in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. His ‘Deadly Legs’ program has been instrumental in trying to remove the shame Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people feel when having to wear prosthetic limbs. The program involves collaboration between Jarrod and his patients to involve artwork or designs […]