2019 Awards

 

2019 Indigenous Allied Health Awards 

Congratulations to our 2019 Indigenous Allied Health Award Winners!!!

Pictured L-R Front: Local Allied Health Champion – Debra Hunter McCormick, Allied Health Workforce Leadership Award  – Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (CAAC), Commitment to Allied Health Award – Maddie Bower. 

Pictured L-R Back: Indigenous Allied Health Professional of the Year, Clinton Schultz, Future Leader in Indigenous Allied Health – Marayah Taylor, Innovative Practice Award Winner – Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH), Indigenous Allied Health Student Academic Achievement Award – Chloe Wegener, Allied Health Inspiration Award – Nicola Barker, Contribution to Indigenous Health Research Award – Dr Ray Lovett, Lifetime Achievement Award – Kelleigh Ryan. 

 

A night of celebrating excellence and action – the Gala Dinner is the premier national networking event in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health.

The purpose of the IAHA National Indigenous Allied Health Awards is to recognise the contribution of IAHA members to their profession and/or improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The IAHA National Indigenous Allied Health Awards showcase the outstanding achievements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health and provides identifiable allied health role models to inspire all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to consider and pursue a career in allied health.

The 2019 Awards included additional categories “10 for 10” to honour the 10 Year Anniversary of IAHA. 

Read about the categories below. 

Award Categories

IAHA Lifetime Achievement Award

Awarded to an IAHA Full Member for long-standing commitment in their profession and in improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Sponsored By:

Indigenous Allied Health Australia

Future Leader in Indigenous Allied Health Award

The Future Leader in Indigenous Allied Health Award is awarded to an IAHA full member (student) who is currently enrolled in an entry-level allied health degree, that has demonstrated strong leadership capabilities. The award also recognises the awardees commitment to their studies while also being a role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Sponsored by:

Centre for Rural & Remote Health - James Cook University Australia

Indigenous Allied Health Student Academic Achievement Award

The Indigenous Allied Health Student Academic Achievement Award is awarded to an IAHA full member student who has consistently demonstrated high academic progress throughout their allied health course and who has demonstrated a contribution to university life and/or community and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Sponsored By:

ACDHS

 

Indigenous Allied Health Inspiration Award

The Allied Health Inspiration Award is awarded to IAHA full members who has demonstrated the ability to inspire others through their positive approach to their personal and professional allied health journeys – overcoming challenges and taking a strengths-based approach to success. The award also recognises the recipient’s commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Sponsored by:

CareFlight

 

Commitment to Indigenous Health Award

The Commitment to Indigenous Allied Health Award is awarded to an IAHA Associate Member who has demonstrated a commitment and contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through allied health, and, who has demonstrated cultural responsiveness in the delivery of services/programs/initiatives to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Sponsored by:
NT-PHN

 

Indigenous Allied Health Professional of the Year Award

The Allied Health Professional of the Year is awarded to an IAHA full member graduate who has worked in a relevant field for at least 5 years. The award recognises the recipients commitment, dedication and contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families /or communities within their profession.

Sponsored by:

SARRAH

 

Local Allied Health Champion

The Local Allied Health Champion Award is awarded to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander member who demonstrates commitment to the improvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing at a community level as well as active participation in building an allied health profile in their community. This award recognises a member who is an inspirational role model for other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Sponsored by:

Southern Cross University

Contribution to Indigenous Research

The Contribution to Indigenous Research Award is awarded to a Full or Associate IAHA member who demonstrates inclusive partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. This award recognises a member who has made a significant contribution to the allied health and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing sector and demonstrates research principles that align with knowledge translation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Sponsored By:

The Lowitja Institute

Allied Health Workforce Leadership

The Allied Health Workforce Leadership Award is awarded to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander member (Individual or Corporate) who demonstrates a significant contribution to the allied health workforce. This award recognises a member who an inspirational role model for other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and demonstrates leadership in influencing change in the health system.

Sponsored By:

IUIH

Innovative Practice

The Innovative Practice Award is awarded to a member (Individual or Corporate) who demonstrates significant innovation in practice in providing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, culturally responsive action in service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and demonstrates leadership in influencing change across allied health and/or related sectors.

Sponsored By:

AMSANT