IAHA National Indigenous Allied Health Award nominations NOW OPEN – closing 31 August 2022

2022 National Indigenous Allied Health Awards will be held at a gala dinner on 29 November 2022 at the National Convention Centre, Canberra.

The purpose of the IAHA National Indigenous 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 Indigenous 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.

We are calling for nominations of outstanding Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander IAHA members in the following categories:

Future Leader in Indigenous Allied Health Award

Awarded to a current IAHA Full Member (Student) enrolled in an entry level allied health degree who demonstrate leadership capabilities, a commitment to their studies and leadership journey and are an inspirational role model for other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 

 

Indigenous Allied Health Student Academic Achievement Award

Awarded to a current IAHA Full Member (Student) currently completing their two final years of an entry level allied health course.

They must have demonstrated consistently high academic progress throughout their allied health course; contribution to university life and/or community and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health; and evidence of being an inspirational role model for other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Indigenous Allied Health Professional of the Year Award

Awarded to a current IAHA Full Member (Graduate) who has graduated from an entry level allied health degree; demonstrated commitment, dedication and contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families /or communities within their profession; and an inspirational role model for other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 

Indigenous Allied Health Inspiration Award

Awarded to a current IAHA Full Member (Graduate or Student) who has demonstrated ability to inspire others through their positive approach to their personal and professional allied health journeys – overcoming challenges and taking a strengths based approach to success; Demonstrated commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and an inspirational role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 

 

Commitment to Indigenous Health Award

Awarded to a current IAHA Associate Member (Individual or Corporate) who has demonstrated commitment and contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through allied health; Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in the delivery of services / programs / initiatives to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and an inspirational role model in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing.

 

 

Local Allied Health Champion

The Local Allied Health Champion Award is awarded to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander member who demonstrates commitment to the improvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing at a community level as well as active participation in building an allied health profile in their community. This award recognises a member who is an inspirational role model for other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 

 

Contribution to Indigenous Research

The Contribution to Indigenous Research Award is awarded to a Full or Associate IAHA member who demonstrates inclusive partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. This award recognises a member who has made a significant contribution to the allied health and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing sector and demonstrates research principles that align with knowledge translation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 

 

Allied Health Workforce Leadership and Innovative Practice Award

The Allied Health Workforce Leadership Award is awarded to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander member (Individual or Corporate) who demonstrates a significant contribution to the allied health workforce and demonstrates significant innovation in practice in providing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and demonstrates leadership in influencing change in the health system.

 

 

Assistant in Allied Health Person of the Year Award

The Assistant in Allied Health Person of the Year Award is awarded to a current member IAHA Full Member Assistant Workforce who has demonstrated commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities and is an inspirational role model for other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.