Welcome to the IAHA Newsletter October 2016
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 2016 IAHA National Forum - One month to go!! Have you registered?

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Come along and 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. 
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.
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IAHA Members - Notice of 2016 IAHA AGM and Nomination of Candidates for Board

Are you an IAHA full member and want to be an IAHA Board Director? Nominations close 18 November 2016. Click here for more information and to download important documents.

If you are an IAHA full member and thinking about nominating for the IAHA Board of Directors, watch this video to join past and present IAHA Board Directors Trevor Ritchie, Di Bakon, Rebecca Allnutt and Kylie Stothers as they offer their thoughts and share their experiences... Click here to view video.

IAHA Cultural Responsiveness Training in Kununurra, WA

On 11 October 2016 Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) delivered a one day face to face Cultural Responsiveness workshop in Kununurra, Western Australia, for the Allied Health team from the Kimberley Population Health Unit (KPHU). Read more..

Indigenous Education Symposium – Sunshine Coast

In mid-October, IAHA CEO Donna Murray and Student Representative Committee (SRC) Chairperson Tracy Hardy took to the stage at The Collaborating with Community Symposium (Indigenous Education Symposium at University of the Sunshine Coast). Read more...

2016 NATSIHWA Conference

IAHA CEO Donna Murray participated on a panel discussion with partner organisations at the NATSIHWA Conference on 6 & 7 October 2016 at the Pullman Hotel in Brisbane. On the panel Donna discussed IAHA’s Story, Knowledge and Our Future as a leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation, which aligned with the theme of the conference My Story, My Knowledge and Our Journey.

The panel also acknowledged the value that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners bring to the multidisciplinary team in the care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. IAHA hosted a stall at the conference to promote IAHA and discuss workforce development opportunities shared across allied health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health more broadly.

Are you an IAHA member? If not, join now!

The unique IAHA point of difference is that IAHA brings together and collectively supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cohorts within over 20 allied health professions and value add to existing development & supports and non-Indigenous professionals within context of improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing.

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Other Health News

Rural allied health workforce in danger with delays in scholarships program

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program was announced in the 2016-17 Federal Budget. It’s designed to deliver health workforce scholarships through a single agency and was to commence on July 1 2016. The Government has yet to release a tender to administer the new Health Workforce Scholarship Program. Read more...

Joint Media Release: ALRC Inquiry into Incarceration Rate Of Indigenous Australians. Read here

Coming Soon – National Consultations on Fifth National Mental Health Plan

Have your say at national consultation activities to assist with the development of the Fifth National Mental Health Plan, which will run from November to early December 2016. Please visit the Department of Health website here for more information.

Food security and health in rural and remote Australia - Project Report released. Read here.

Important Dates & Events

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

7 November 2016CATSINaM International Indigenous Health Workforce Meeting in Melbourne, Australia

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

6-8 December 2016 - 2016 NACCHO Members’ Meeting and Annual General Meeting, Melbourne. 

 
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.
Senior Project Manager / Research Fellow (Law) EL1 –  click here for further details – applications close 4 November 2016.
Pharmacy Technician – Epic Pharmacy Greenslopes, QLD– click here for further details – applications close 4 November 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.

We thank our 2016 IAHA National Forum and HealthFusion Team Challenge (HFTC) Sponsors

We would like to thank our current 2016 National Forum & HFTC sponsors ACT Health, NSW Ministry of Health, Australian Council of Deans of Health Sciences, Aspen Medical, Westpac, 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
Platinum Sponsor and IAHA HFTC Co-Sponsor, ACT Health:
Welcome Event Sponsor, Australian Council of Deans of Health Sciences:
IAHA HFTC Co-Sponsor, NSW Ministry of Health:
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