Policy

Policy

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) is committed to providing national leadership around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health policy development and implementation.

Allied health professions are emerging as key players in the drive to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes.

IAHA is guided by the Board of Directors, its membership and national policy, in advocating for increased recognition of the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health professionals and the role allied health plays in improving access to and the delivery of culturally responsive and holistic health care services.

IAHA works collaboratively with many organisations and individuals in order to ensure that allied health professions and services are kept in the forefront of policy development and decisions impacting on allied health professionals and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss existing and/or emerging policy initiatives.

IAHA Position Statements

Indigenous Allied Health Australia develops position statements on key policy issues in relation to Indigenous Health and key issues.

These include:

Health Leadership

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The Importance of Allied Health

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Allied Health Definitions

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Racism in Health

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Access to Allied Health

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Culturally Responsive Health Care

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Rights Approach to Allied Health

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Constitutional Recognition of Australia’s First Peoples

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Should you wish to comment on any of these position statements, please contact us.

Changing the Conversation: Strengthening a rights-based holistic approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing

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Hannah Neumayer, an Intern with the Australian National Internship Program, spent a 12 week internship with IAHA in early 2013. This resulted in a 12,000 word paper ‘Changing the Conversation: Strengthening a rights-based holistic approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing’ which was submitted to Australian National University on 12 May 2013 as part of her Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology Major). She received a Distinction for this work and IAHA were pleased to have her as a part of the team for the duration of her internship.