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Date posted: 9 February 2012
The peak body for Indigenous Health Workers in Australia is waiving membership fees until June 30 this year.
NATSIHWA, or the 'National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association', is the main representative body for Indigenous health workers 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 parts of its Closing the gap initiatives.
NATSIHWA advocates on behalf of Indigenous Health Workers and makes sure that their voices are heard nationally. It supports the current move to establish a national accreditation and registration process for Indigenous Health Workers.
Indigenous Health Workers from all over Australia converged in Adelaide on January 31 this year for NATSIHWA's Annual General Meeting, which was followed by a professional development forum.
At the AGM, Clarke Scott, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NATSIHWA, explained the importance of having a representative body for Indigenous Health Workers.
'Uniting our voice is so important. When we all stand strong together with one voice we can make sure we are heard,' he said. 'I encourage all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers to become a member of NATSIHWA and to make it even easier we are waiving all membership fees for this financial year.'
To take advantage of the free membership officer, or for more information, call the NATSIHWA hotline on 1800 200 800 (freecall), or follow the links below.