2014 HealthFusion Team Challenge

2014 HFTC


2014 IAHA HealthFusion Team Challenge,

The Indigenous Allied Health Australia HealthFusion Team Challenge (IAHA HFTC), held 23 – 26 November 2014, Hyatt Hotel, Canberra, is a learning experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health students designed to educate the nation’s next generation of health care professionals in collaborative client care. Students registered ahead of the IAHA Conference to compete in the IAHA HFTC and were randomly allocated into interprofessional teams.

Working together over two days with the guidance of Profession Mentors, the teams developed a management plan which reflects best practice for complex case study. During the Heats, each team presented their plan to a panel of expert Judges and responded to a number of extension questions and activities under time conditions. The Judges then selected two teams to progress to the Final Showdown where the two teams re-presented their management plans and responded to an extension question. The team that demonstrated the greatest mastery of teamwork and communication throughout the course of the event were declared the winner and 2014 IAHA HFTC Champion.

And the winners were…

G-MACK – Ashleigh Hull (mental health), Kirsty Nichols (OT), Gabriel Oth (Exercise Science), Celeste Brand (social work) and Maddison Adams (podiatry).

Well done to runners-up The Avengers. Honourable mentions go to the other three incredible teams: Stabilo Bosses, Black Pink Power Rangers and 5 Nations.


2014 HealthFusion Team Challenge Participants, Mentors and Judges.

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