Welcome to the IAHA Newsletter September 2016
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Sneak Peak!! New IAHA Mentoring Program

IAHA has revitalised its Mentoring Program - with an updated workbook, a 3 part webinar series and new look branding. Please contact IAHA Membership Officer Judy Bell on 02 6285 1010 or email admin@iaha.com.au to find out more or to JOIN NOW!!.
The IAHA Mentoring Program is comprised of:
  • a detailed workbook containing a self-paced learning program
  • a 3 part series of webinar videos
  • a mentoring agreement, which will be created and agreed upon by both mentoring partners, and sent to IAHA so that we can know how best to support you.
  • ongoing support from the IAHA secretariat
A three part webinar series has been developed to assist mentors and mentees as they move forward in their mentoring journey. Click here to watch the first webinar.

Connecting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health students at Uni of Sydney


On Tuesday 13 September 2016, IAHA CEO Donna Murray and Membership Officer Judy Bell visited the University of Sydney, Cumberland Campus.  Here they were fortunate to meet some of their many talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health students, and also catch up with Simone-Cherie Holt, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Recruitment and Support Officer at Yooroang Garang Indigenous Student Support Unit (YGISSU). Read more...

Redfern Statement workshop held 21 September 2016

On Wednesday 21 September 2016 IAHA CEO Donna Murray joined representatives from a number of other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations at a one-day workshop convened by Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion to discuss and progress the Redfern Statement, of which IAHA is a signatory.

“The workshop was a positive way forward in building new relationships with government to achieve integrated, multifaceted approaches to addressing the cultural and social determinants that impact upon the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,” said Ms Murray. Read more...

Response to Australian Psychological Society’s Apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

“IAHA applauds the APS for formally apologising to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and acknowledging psychology’s role in contributing to the erosion of culture and to their mistreatment,” said Dr Faye McMillan, IAHA Chairperson. “IAHA encourages other allied health professions to take the lead of psychology, and to engage in some critical reflection around the impact of their interventions on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples." Read more...

Member Spotlight - Transitioning from a student to allied health professional


Former IAHA SRC Chairperson Sophie L'estrange, a Wiradjuri woman and a 2015 graduate from Bachelor of Oral Health, tells us about life after study...

"This year has been a really big year for me – transitioning from a student to an employed health professional was never going to be the easiest task; but I’ve learnt more about myself than I had ever anticipated." Read more...

2016 IAHA National Forum

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So what's on offer at the 2016 IAHA National Forum this year?

Pre-Forum Workshop: Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in allied health curriculaFacilitated by Prof. Kerry Arabena. Click here for workshop description.
Enjoy a diverse program including a range of interactive Professional Development workshops that take an interprofessional approach to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing. 
Workshop themes are applicable across health, education, justice, community and
related sectors and include:
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Building Culturally Responsive capabilities
  • Trauma Informed Practice for all professionals
  • Self-care within a cultural framework
  • Disability, NDIS and Best Practice
  • Policy in Practice
  • And much, much more…  Click here to view program.
6 inspirational winners will be announced at the 2016  IAHA National Indigenous Allied Health Awards gala dinner, MC’d by comedian Steve Oliver, to be held on Wednesday 30 November 2016 at the Rex Hotel, Canberra as part of the 2016 IAHA National Forum.
The Final Showdown of the IAHA HealthFusion Team Challenge, a unique event specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health students, will be held on Day 2 of the Forum. Click here to learn more.
Register Now

SPONSORS

We would like to thank our current sponsors ACT Health, NSW Ministry of Health, Australian Council of Deans of Health Sciences, Aspen Medical, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, HESTA, Speech Pathology Australia, The Healing Foundation, The Lowitja Institute and Dietitians Association of Australia. If you would like to know more about sponsorship, click here

Important Dates & Events

4 October 2016 - Applications close for the LIME event The Future of Indigenous Health Education: Leadership, Collaboration, Curriculum, Melbourne, VIC

11-14 October 2016 - 4th National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Conference, Adelaide, SA

13 -14 October 2016 - Ngar-wu Wanyarra Aboriginal Health Conference, Shepparton, VIC

16–17 October 2016 - 6th Global Forum on Health PromotionCanada
27-29 October 2016 - SARRAH National Conference, Pt Lincoln, SA

3-4 November 2016 - 2016 Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium, Kingscliff, NSW

8-10 November 2016 - Lowitja International Health and Wellbeing Conference, Melbourne

27-29 November 2016 - IAHA HealthFusion Team Challenge, Canberra, ACT 

29 November-1 December 2016 - IAHA National Forum and Awards, Canberra, ACT
Have we missed and important date or event? If so, please let us know so we can include it in the next newsletter.

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Job Opportunities

Visit the new Jobs Board on the IAHA website here to view job opportunities that arise throughout the month. Do you have a job that you would like advertised through IAHA networks? Please send through to admin@iaha.com.au.

Melbourne University - Lecturer/Senior lecturer in Indigenous health (Indigenous applicants only) – click here for further details – applications close 19 October 2016.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship – ACT – click here for further details – applications close 21 October 2016.

Radiation Oncology Centres - Site Senior Medical Physicist – ROC Maroochydore, QLD – click here for further details – applications close 14 October 2016.

Pharmacy Technician – Epic Pharmacy Hollywood, WA – click here for further details – applications close 2 October 2016.

The positions listed above are for your information only. Indigenous Allied Health Australia does not seek to endorse any of the positions, organisations, material or statements contained within.

If you have any enquiries about these positions please do not contact Indigenous Allied Health Australia, but rather contact the specified organisation or person directly.

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