2024 IAHA National Excellence in Allied Health Awards Nominations are open!

The purpose of the IAHA National Excellence in 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 Excellence in 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.

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Craig Dukes Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award

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

The Craig Dukes Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award will be nominated and selected by the IAHA Board of Directors and the IAHA Awards selection panel.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Allied Health Professional of the Year

Awarded to a current IAHA Full Member (Graduate) who has graduated from an allied health degree with over 5 years experience in their field, who demonstrates cultural responsiveness, dedication, and a positive contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, through their work in health or related sectors and/or their profession and/or their community.

 

 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Early Career Professional of the Year

Awarded to a current IAHA Full Member (Graduate) who has graduated from an allied health degree within the past 5 years, who demonstrates cultural responsiveness, dedication, and a positive contribution to their own development and to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, through their works in health or related sectors and/or their profession and/or their community.

 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Allied Health Student of the Year

Awarded to a current IAHA Full Member (Student) enrolled in an allied health degree who demonstrates leadership capabilities, a commitment to their studies, work and/or personal development, and is an inspirational role model or mentor to the current and future workforce.

 

Excellence in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Allied Health Assistant Workforce

Awarded to a current IAHA Full or Associate Member who demonstrates commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, showing leadership, championing culturally safe and responsive care and collaborative working partnerships.

 

Excellence in Cultural Responsiveness

Awarded to a current IAHA Associate Member (Individual or Corporate) who demonstrates a commitment and contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. They demonstrate culturally responsive action in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce development, innovation in the delivery of services/programs/initiatives, and leadership in influencing change.

 

 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Local Champion

Awarded to a current IAHA Individual member who demonstrates a commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, working with communities in a strengths based way, championing our ways of working, ways of knowing, being and doing, cultural determinants of health and/or community development approaches. This award recognises a member who is a local inspirational cultural and professional role model or mentor.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Excellence in Research

Awarded to a current IAHA individual member who is an emerging or established researcher that demonstrates inclusive research partnerships and ethical practice in working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations. This award recognises a member who is making a significant contribution to allied health and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing, demonstrating the principles of knowledge translation, data sovereignty and Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing in their works.