Welcome to the September 2015 IAHA Newsletter.
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Message from the Board | Be Entertained | Get in now and nominate | Another Major Sponsor | IAHA Students Runners Up in National HFTC Event | Goodbye from Larry BrandyPolicy Update | Important Dates & Events | Other Health News

Be Entertained at IAHA Gala Dinner and Awards

IAHA is excited to announce that the entertainment for the IAHA 2015 National Indigenous Allied Health Awards and gala dinner will be the very talented B2M (Bathurst to Melville) and Dr Anita Heiss as the MC for the evening!! Click here to read more about the social program at the IAHA 2015 National Conference.

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Get in now and nominate for IAHA 2015 National Indigenous Allied Health Awards

Nominations for the 2015 IAHA National Indigenous Allied Health Awards will now close on Friday 30 October 2015!!!

Awards are open to all IAHA members - student or graduate, full or associate... So if you know someone who deserves to be recognised and rewarded - nominate now!!

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Another Major Sponsor Joins Us!!

The excitement continues to build for the IAHA 2015 HealthFusion Team Challenge (HFTC), with the recent announcement of the Queensland Government as a major sponsor for this important Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce development and student support initiative.

It's not too late...

If your organisation would also like to contribute by investing in the extraordinary professional development opportunity that is the IAHA 2015 National Conference - it's not too late!! Click here to explore your options or to download an  sponsorship prospectus.

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IAHA Students Runners Up in National HFTC Event!

A HUGE congratulations to IAHA’s superstar student members Gabe , Maddi, Ash, Celeste and Kirsty (GMACK) who were named Runners Up at the national Australian HealthFusion Team Challenge (HFTC) competition, held in Brisbane on Thursday 17 September 2015. The competition was fierce, and GMACK certainly rose to the challenge, combining their experience and perspectives from their studies in exercise science, podiatry, social work, mental health and occupational therapy.
Read more about their exciting journey...

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Goodbye From IAHA's Larry Brandy... 

Larry Brandy, IAHA’s much loved Membership Officer, will be leaving IAHA on 7 October 2015 to follow his passion – storytelling. Here is a message from Larry to you all. â€œHi Everyone, I joined IAHA as the Membership Officer in 2013 to help support and grow the membership. I felt with my style that I could relate to people of all ages and nations... Read more of Larry's message...

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Policy Update

  • Response to Primary Health Care Advisory Group (PHCAG) consultation online survey submitted 3 September 2015
  • Feedback on the Second Draft of the Accreditation Standards for entry-level physiotherapy in Australia and Draft Evidence Guide submitted 8 September 2015.
  • Joint statement between IAHA, Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) to the Health Workforce Scholarship Programme (HWSP) Consultation submitted 15 September 2015.

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Important Dates & Events

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme applications close 12 October 2015

SARRAH postgraduate scholarships close 15 October 2015

CRANAplus 33rd Annual Conference "Telling Tales - The Power of the Narrative", 
15 - 17 October 2015, Alice Springs NT 

11th National Allied Health Conference
9 - 11 November 2015, Melbourne, Australia. 

ADEA’s Thought Leadership Lecture series, November 2015
Global Gathering for Healing Our Spirit Worldwide
16 – 19 November 2015, New Zealand

IAHA HealthFusion Team Challenge
28 - 29 November 2015, Cairns Qld

2015 IAHA National Conference: Allied Health - Stepping into Action.
1 - 2 December 2015, Cairns Qld

IAHA 2015 National Indigenous Allied Health Awards
1 December 2015, Cairns Qld

Other Health News

Apply Now - Scholarships Closing Soon

2016 Country Education Foundation Tertiary Scholarships Guide is out!

The 2016 CEF Scholarships Guide is a comprehensive list of tertiary scholarships developed for rural and regional students. The Guide contains listings from more than 20 CEF partner universities across Australia – from $500 textbook grants to $40,000 per year for fees and living expenses.

Check out the HealthInfoNet Annual Survey and Director’s Communique

HealthInfoNet annual survey – Enter the draw to win a $350 Gift Voucher or an iPad Mini

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing portal launched

Edith Cowan University’s Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, in partnership with The Healing Foundation, launched a healing portal on the HealthInfoNet website on 14 September 2015.

Funding Grants for Women in the Healthcare Sector

High potential and senior level women managers are eligible to apply for $12,000 individual scholarship grants to assist their participation in the Advanced Leadership Program (ALP).

Emerging and mid-level women managers are eligible to apply for $4,500 individual scholarship grants to assist their participation in the Accelerated Leadership Performance Program (ALPP).


ADEA’s Thought Leadership Lecture series in November 2015

For the first time Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) will feature the internationally recognised Dr William Polonsky in a unique Thought Leadership Lecture series on ‘Emotion, behaviour and applied psychology in diabetes education’.

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