National health organisations

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation

The Healing Foundation facilitates the healing process, by providing opportunities and resources for healing initiatives, promoting awareness of healing issues and needs, and by fostering a supportive public environment. While the Foundation acknowledges that responsibility for healing rests primarily with the individual, it also recognises the importance and inter-relatedness of the community in this process through relationships of mutual care, reciprocity and responsibility.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation

Australian Indigenous Dentist Association

The Australian Indigenous Dentist Association was founded in 2004. Its principal objective is the promotion of good oral health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Association promotes communication between members and aims to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dentists and dental students.

Australian Indigenous Dentist Association

Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association

The Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association advocates for improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to work in medicine by supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and doctors.

Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association

Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association

The Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association is the national peak body representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychologists in Australia. The Association is committed to improving the social and emotional well-being and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities by collaborative work with others committed to 'closing the gap' between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians social and emotional wellbeing and mental health outcomes.

Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association

Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives

CATSINaM formally known as CATSIN was founded in 1997. The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives is the sole representative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives, including students, in Australia. CATSINaMs primary function is to implement strategies to increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples into Nursing and Midwifery professions.

Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives

Indigenous Allied Health Australia

Indigenous Allied Health Australia provides members of the public with information about: the various allied health professions; which universities offer allied health courses and relevant post graduate courses; what support schemes and scholarships are available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health students; as well as other organisations concerned with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Link: Indigenous Allied Health Australia

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

As the leading voice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug policy, National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee aims to reduce alcohol and other drug problems and associated harms in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities nationally. The Committee provides advice to government based on its collective expertise and experience, as well through consultation with those working in the field, various stakeholders and relevant experts.

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality Council

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality Council provides strategic advice to the Australian Government that: is focused on achieving equal health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and supports the partnership that drives the achievement of commitments made to close the gap on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage promotes an optimal response by health and related systems whilst recognising the need for strategies that are realistic and achievable promotes models of health care that are effective and culturally secure is cognisant of the social determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is focused on promoting accountabilities promotes excellence and innovation is proactive and strategic is given with honesty, respect and integrity.

National Indigenous Equality Health Council

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council (NATSIHC) advises the Minister for Health and Aged Care (Commonwealth) on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy and planning and monitors the national implementation of agreements relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) is the professional association for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers (ATSIHWs) in Australia.

It was established in 2009 following the Australian Government's announcement of funding to strengthen the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce as part of its 'Closing the Gap' initiatives.The creation of NATSIHWA is an important step in recognising the vital role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers play in providing professional, effective and culturally respectful health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities across Australia.

ATSIHWs are employed across the Government, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health and private sectors including Divisions of General Practice.

NATSIHWA

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is the national peak body representing over 140 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS') across the country on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and well being issues.

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation