Friends of IAHA

IAHA has an extensive network of sponsors, supporters, stakeholders and colleagues in allied health and Indigenous health.

We share resources, support one another when we can and facilitate and encourage good relationships between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous practitioners in improving Indigenous health and wellbeing outcomes.

Australian Government Department of Health

Indigenous Allied Health Australia is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. The views expressed on this website do not necessarily represent the position of the Australian Government.

http://www.health.gov.au/

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSIHWA)

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) is the professional association for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers in Australia. It was established in 2009, following the Australian Government’s announcement of funding to strengthen the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce as part of its ‘Closing the Gap’ initiatives. IAHA and NATSIHWA work together in supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce and building and advocating national health policy to contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.

http://www.natsihwa.org.au/

Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association

AIDA is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to the pursuit of leadership, partnership & scholarship in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, education and workforce.

AIDA advocates for improvements in Indigenous health in Australia and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to work in medicine by supporting Indigenous students and doctors. IAHA and AIDA share a national leadership role and work closely on advocating and influencing national health policy, working towards building the Indigenous health workforce as well as sharing visions of improving the health of Indigenous Australians.

http://www.aida.org.au/

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is the national peak Aboriginal health body representing Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services throughout Australia. NACCHO’s work is focussed on:

  • Promoting, developing and expanding the provision of health and wellbeing services through local ACCHSs/AMSs;
  • Liaison with organisations and Governments within both the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community on health and wellbeing policy and planning issues;
  • Representation and advocacy relating to health service delivery, health information, research, public health, health financing, health programs, etc.; and
  • Fostering cooperative partnerships and working relationships with agencies that respect Aboriginal community control and holistic concepts of health and wellbeing.

NACCHO and IAHA share a national leadership role and work closely on advocating and influencing national health policy, working towards building the Indigenous health workforce as well as sharing visions of improving the health of Indigenous Australians.

http://www.naccho.org.au/

Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM)

The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) is the peak representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives in Australia. CATSINaM’s primary function is to implement strategies to embed Cultural Safety in health care and education and the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples into nursing and midwifery professions.

https://www.catsinam.org.au/

The Healing Foundation

The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions like the forced removal of children from their families. Our work helps people create a different future by:

  • generating new research and resources to establish an evidence base for healing and best-practice strategies and build support for more effective policy and frameworks
  • building leadership and capacity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and
  • strengthening the healing workforce by providing training materials and support
  • conducting strategic communication with stakeholders about the impact of trauma and Intergenerational Trauma on Stolen Generations survivors and their descendants, and the importance of healing in addressing a wide range of health and social issues.

https://healingfoundation.org.au/

The Lowitja Institute

The Lowitja Institute is Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, named in honour of our Patron, Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG. They are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation working for the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples through high impact quality research, knowledge translation, and by supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers.

www.lowitja.org.au

Australian Indigenous Psychologist Association (AIPA)

AIPA is committed to improving the social and emotional well-being and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by leading the change required to deliver equitable, accessible, sustainable, timely and culturally safe psychological care which respects and promotes their cultural integrity. AIPA is committed to supporting and formally representing the views of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychologists and students, supporting Indigenous psychologists through undergraduate and post graduate courses, working toward achieving equity within the profession and developing and delivering professional development activities which aim to increase the cultural competence of the mental health workforce, service delivery and the mental health system overall. 

http://www.indigenouspsychology.com.au/

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health (NATSILMH)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health (NATSILMH) is a core group of senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in the areas of social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention. Most are based in, or associated with, national and state mental health commissions or other nationally important mental health bodies.

NATSILMH’s aim is to help restore, maintain and promote the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by advocating and providing advice and leadership in these areas. It also aims to reduce the high rates of suicide among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

https://natsilmh.org.au

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT)

The Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) is the peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in the NT and advocates for health equity, while supporting the provision of high-quality comprehensive primary health care services for Aboriginal people.

http://www.amsant.org.au/