Welcome to the IAHA Newsletter July 2016
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Royal Commission into NT Juvenile Dentention 

Indigenous Allied Health Australia Supports Royal Commission into NT Juvenile Detention

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) a national not for profit, member based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health organisation supports the decision of the Commonwealth Government to establish a Royal Commission into Northern Territory juvenile detention and further calls for a broader inquiry into the youth justice system, taking into account complex social and cultural determinants that impact upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth. Read more...

Over 100 organisations release statement calling for Royal Commission to be independent, and broader in scope.

Over 100 organisations, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak representative bodies, have released an Open Statement welcoming Prime Minister Turnbull’s Royal Commission into the horrific abuse of children in the Northern Territory, but calling for it to be conducted independently from the NT Government and for a broader inquiry into the youth justice system as a whole. Read more...

IAHA HealthFusion Team Challenge Video

Click here to watch our inspirational IAHA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student members talk about their experiences. Click here to read more about the 2016 IAHA HFTC to be held 27-29 November 2016 in Canberra.

Our Stories

Student Perspective of the Are You Remotely Interested? Conference

Tracy Hardy and Will Kennedy are members of the IAHA Student Representative Committee. They had the opportunity to attend the 8th Biennial Remote Health Conference held in Mount Isa from the 20th July – 22nd July. These are their thoughts from the conference. Read more...

IAHA welcomes newly appointed Health Ministry

IAHA welcomes the appointment of Hon Susan Ley MP, Hon Ken Wyatt and Dr. David Gillespie MP into their respective roles. We look forward working collaboratively to support the allied health workforce and improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing. Read more...

IAHA Policy Update

IAHA strongly and consistently advocates that all allied health profession accreditation standards explicitly articulate the processes, structures and curriculum requirements needed in order to produce graduates able to work with and deliver culturally responsive care and/or services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. IAHA made two submissions in July:
  • Joint submission with Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association and Australian Indigenous Psychology Education Project into the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) consultation on proposed Accreditation Standards for Psychology Programs, submitted 15 July 2016 
  • Submission into the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS) Review, submitted 22 July 2016
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 IAHA Member PD Scholarships Closing Soon

IAHA will grant a limited number of professional development scholarships to full and associate IAHA members. The IAHA National Forum & AGM – Professional Development Scholarships are designed to encourage and support IAHA full and associate members to attend the 2016 IAHA National Forum & AGM to be held in Canberra from 29 November – 2 December 2016. For students the scholarship will also assist in attending the 2016 IAHA HealthFusion Team Challenge 27 – 29 November 2016.

Scholarship applications close Friday 5 August 2016, click here to apply.
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Registrations now open

To find out more about the 2016 National Forum and National Awards click here.

We would like to thank our current sponsors NSW Ministry of Health, Aspen Medical, Dietitians Association of Australia and The Pharmacy Guild of Australia. If you would like to know more about sponsorship, click here
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Important Dates & Events

4 August 2016 - Health Foundation: Our Future, Our Way, Webinar, online and Canberra, ACT

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

19-20th October 2016 -The 2016 Alan Walker Child Health Lecture Series “Improving Indigenous Child Health: What works and what’s new”, Darwin, NT

11-14 October 2016 - 4th National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Conference, Adelaide, SA
16–17 October 2016 - 6th Global Forum on Health PromotionCanada

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 - IAHA Health Fusion 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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Other Health News

OECD health-care quality indicators for Australia 2015

Applications are open for the UQ Poche Centre Indigenous Health RHD Scholarships valued at $50,000. This award includes a living scholarship of $45,000 alongside $5,000 in research support per annum. Read more...
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Online Indigenous Lung Health Checklist

Lung Foundation Australia in collaboration with the Queensland Government’s Indigenous Respiratory Outreach Care Program has developed the first Lung Health Checklist specifically for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Check it out.

AIHW releases new web product: Indigenous health check (MBS 715) data toolCall for Abstracts: Ngar-wu Wanyarra Aboriginal Health Conference

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released a new web product entitled Indigenous specific measures tool 5th release (dynamic data display). Read more...

Survey: Please provide your feedback to the Discussion Paper: Towards a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being

This short survey is intended to solicit feedback on the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) Discussion Paper: Towards a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Wellbeing for Australia (June 2016). Be involved

How a targeted approach could reduce our hotspots of health inequality

Hospitalisation rates for diabetes, tooth decay and other conditions that should be treatable or manageable out of hospital show how Australia’s health system is consistently failing some communities. Read More...

Healing Foundation to host free webinar on intergenerational trauma

The Healing Foundation is hosting a webinar to mark National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on Thursday, 4 August from 10:00am – 11:30am AEST.  Read more...

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