NACCHO alert: Indigenous Allied Health Awards nominations closing soon!

2013 IAHA Awards

The Indigenous Allied Health Awards recognise the contribution of Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) members to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Indigenous Allied Health Awards showcase the outstanding achievements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health and provides identifiable allied health role models to inspire all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to consider and pursue a career in allied health.

The Indigenous Allied Health Awards will be held on 26 November 2013 at the Hilton Adelaide during the second national conference Healthy Footprints – Leading Generational Change, where winners will be announced.

Nominations close this Friday (tomorrow!) 8 November 2013. There are 5 categories of Indigenous Allied Health Awards:

1. Future Leader in Indigenous Allied Health Award – proudly sponsored by the Healing Foundation

Prize: $1,000

Selection Criteria:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person
  • Current IAHA Full Student Member
  • Currently enrolled in 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of an undergraduate allied health degree.
  • Significant contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and/or health
  • An inspirational role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

2. Indigenous Allied Health Student Achievement Award – proudly sponsored by The Australian Council of Pro Vice-Chancellors and Deans of Health Sciences

Prize: $1,000

Selection Criteria:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person
  • Current IAHA Full Student Member
  • Currently completing their final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate allied health course (excluding PhD)
  • Consistent academic progress throughout their allied health course
  • Contribution to university life and/or community and/or Indigenous health

3. Indigenous Allied Health Professional of the Year Award – proudly sponsored by Dietitians Association of Australia

Prize: $1,000

Selection Criteria:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person
  • Has completed an undergraduate allied health degree
  • Current IAHA Graduate Full Member
  • Significant contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and/or health
  • An inspirational role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

4. Commitment to Indigenous Health Award – proudly sponsored by SARRAH

Prize: $1,000

Selection Criteria:

  • An individual or organisation who actively contributes to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through allied health
  • Current IAHA Associate Member (Individual or Corporate)
  • An inspirational role model in Indigenous health

5. IAHA Life Time Achievement Award

Awarded to an IAHA Full Member for long standing commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

For more information or to download the nomination form visit Indigenous Allied Health Australia.

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