IAHA Visits Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health

IAHA workforce development officer recently visited the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, James Cook University (MICRRH). IAHA and MICRRH signed a Collaboration Agreement in November 2016, which has an overarching goal to “increase the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health workforce in remote and regional QLD and Northern Australia to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people”.

This agreement identifies key activities which IAHA and MICRRH will work in partnership to achieve over the next couple of years. One of these activities is the opportunity for IAHA student members to have a clinical placement in Mount Isa (and surrounding region). This partnership means that IAHA student members can access free accommodation at MICRRH whilst on placement (more than 4 weeks) and gain access to the support of teaching staff at MICRRH. If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity please contact IAHA staff.

Whilst in Mount Isa, Kylie was invited to be the guest speaker at the Mount Isa Indigenous Health Professionals Dinner. This dinner is an initiative of MICRRH, which aims to support its local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals in the Mount Isa Region. The dinner provided the valuable opportunity for local health professionals to network and connect with each other, as many may work in isolation or may be the only Aboriginal health professional in their organisation. There was a great range of health professionals in attendance including, Indigenous Health Practitioners, Medical practitioners, Nurses, Allied Health (namely Social Work and Public Health) and Health Services Managers and Indigenous Health academics.

March 30, 2017


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