Community Engagement and Career Expos

As a member-based national organisation, IAHA strives to lead transformation in the allied health sector, focusing on building a culturally safe and responsive workforce and services that meet the health and wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities. This includes the health sector and the disability, aged care, education, and community services sectors.

Working with and in partnership with communities and local organisations is critical in delivering on IAHA priorities. Therefore, engagement through attendance at community events and celebrations, career expos, visiting health organisations, and other organisations and services to promote allied health careers with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities is central to achieving success.

IAHA members and staff work in partnership with stakeholders and communities to provide information, undertake interactive sessions, share stories, and host forums or gatherings to build the profile of allied health and IAHA and contribute to workforce planning and development in creating the allied health workforce and services in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

We need you to let us know about those events and invite us to run a stall.

So if you’re having a big mob come to your event and you’d like us to go and promote careers in allied health, all you need to do is let us know at least four weeks before your event by filling out our Community Event form.

We will try to attend all community events to which we are invited, but there may be times when it is not possible.

If you have any questions or require further information, please read our frequently asked questions, read the Representing IAHA Fact Sheet and/or contact us.