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IAHA Research and Policy update:

As the national member-based Indigenous allied health peak organisation, IAHA has a diverse allied health membership and Secretariat with significant knowledges, skills and expertise within Indigenous health, allied health, culture and community regarding best practice for improved  health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation.  Research values this expertise and IAHA […]

“Working together to prevent suicide” World Suicide Prevention Day September 10

 Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) encourages the allied health membership and community members to be involved in local activities as part of World Suicide Prevention Day. World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 each year to promote action to prevent suicide globally. Local, national and international events and activities are held during this […]

Indigenous leaders welcome $5.5 million social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention initiatives

EMBARGOED UNTIL 9.30AM, 9 SEPTEMBER 2019 MEDIA RELEASE Indigenous leaders welcome $5.5 million social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention initiatives Indigenous leaders welcomed Health Minister Greg Hunt’s $4.5 million announcement of Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia – a national independent  and inclusive Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention […]

IAHA commends the recently released Auditor-General report, “Mental Health Service Planning for Aboriginal People in New South Wales”

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), the national organisation for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health workforce, welcomes the report from Margaret Crawford, New South Wales Auditor-General. IAHA contributes significantly to the national dialogue on health and wellbeing access, equity and solutions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  IAHA supports in principle the […]

MEDIA RELEASE: IAHA supports Coroners call for greater cultural safety in healthcare.

IAHA supports Coroners call for greater cultural safety in healthcare. Available for Immediate Release – 12 August 2019 Advice: This article contains the name of an Aboriginal person who is deceased and may cause sadness or distress to readers. Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), the national organisation for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied […]

JOINT SARRAH – IAHA MEDIA RELEASE TIME TO ENSURE FULL ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE AND EVERYONE LIVING IN RURAL AND REMOTE AUSTRALIA

3 June 2019 If you live in rural or remote Australia your chances of accessing allied health services if and when you need them are much worse than for other Australians. If you are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, your chances are even worse. Many of our health and social service systems work well, but […]

Empowering our Community

Workshop on Empowerment and Accountability in Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention, Canberra The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) co-hosted a workshop on preventing Indigenous youth suicide in Canberra on Tuesday. The workshop focused on empowerment and accountability as ways to reduce suicide among Indigenous people and young people. […]

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH ACADEMY MODEL TO EXPAND UNDER NEW FUNDING

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) welcome the announcement of $4.65 million in funding from the Commonwealth Government to support the expansion of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Academy Model.   The academy is a community-led learning model focused on academic achievement and re-shaping the way training pathways are co-designed and delivered with […]

MEDIA RELEASE – ACT joins national Closing the Gap Partnership

Released 27/03/2019 The ACT Government has formally joined a national Closing the Gap partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak bodies. The Chief Minister Andrew Barr was the first State or Territory leader to sign the Partnership Agreement with the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations and the Commonwealth Government on […]

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) Welcomes Historic Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap

IAHA has welcomed the signing of an historic Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap between the Commonwealth Government, State and Territory Governments and the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Bodies. The Coalition of Peaks is made up of around forty Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisations that have come together […]