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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 […]

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. […]

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 Leaders Call Australian Governments to Action on Indigenous Child and Youth Suicide

The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) was established by the Australian Government to help reduce the causes, prevalence and impact of suicide on Indigenous individuals, families and communities. In November 2018, CBPATSISP hosted two Indigenous-specific suicide prevention conferences in Perth that brought together 500 delegates from the […]

Media release from CTG Co-chairs

New approach to Closing the Gap Strategy welcomed Thursday 13 December 2018 The Close the Gap Campaign has welcomed the COAG agreement to work in genuine partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the Refreshed Closing the Gap Strategy. COAG has recognised that in order to effect real change, governments must work collaboratively […]