At the 2017 IAHA National Conference, IAHA announced Professor Tom Calma, AO as our Patron.
Professor Calma is a long-serving supporter of Indigenous Allied Health Australia and IAHA Lifetime Achievement Awardee. He has been a prominent advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, pioneering the Close the Gap campaign and more recently leading the national effort to tackle Indigenous smoking.
We are incredibly proud to welcome Prof. Calma into this new role as IAHA Patron and look forward to continuing our work together.
“As a social worker of many decades I feel very proud to be associated with IAHA….and even more proud to be nominated and appointed Patron of IAHA”Prof. Tom Calma, AO