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 is frequently asked to partner in national, state and local research proposals. Due to rapid changes internally and numerous requests from stakeholders, there will be a moratorium on new research applications from external researchers for the remainder of this year. The moratorium will be reviewed in February 2020.
This will not impact on current research and engagement, IAHA are currently building the internal systems that will enable research to be better managed in the future. IAHA will engage with key research partners and workshop the planning and development of an IAHA Research Strategy for the next 3 years based on the IAHA shared values of Transform, Lead, Grow and Support. The IAHA Research and Policy Team will provide an update on the moratorium in February 2020.