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Professional Resources

Professional Associations and Nursing Resources

Professional Resources 2017-03-20T01:06:31+00:00

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Indigenous Health

IAHA is a professional body centred on the issue of Indigenous Health. Major policy is around closing the gap to achieve Indigenous health equality within 25 years by:

• A long-term investment in Indigenous health; investment in financial and human resources
• Increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ access to health services
• Addressing critical social issues such as poor housing, nutrition, employment and education
• Building Indigenous control and participation in the delivery of health and other services
• Getting governments at state and national level to work in partnership with Indigenous communities, health organisations and experts to develop and monitor a plan to tackle the Indigenous health crisis
• Promoting real and meaningful partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and health services. Partnership means giving people real influence at all stages of the decision-making process, and must be adequately resourced.

AHPRA

AHPRA supports the 14 National Boards that are responsible for regulating the health professions. The primary role of the National Boards is to protect the public and they set standards and policies that all registered health practitioners must meet. Each Board has entered into a health profession agreement with AHPRA which sets out the fees payable by health practitioners, the annual budget of the Board and the services provided by AHPRA.

Allied Health

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is the recognised national peak body representing and advocating for the role of allied health professions in Australia. AHPA is the peak body representing and advocating for the role and value of allied health professions in Australia, providing unified and effective advice to government and key stake holders to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians. Collectively, the 22 national organisations within AHPA represent almost 78,000 allied health professionals – with over 12,000 working in rural and remote regions of Australia.

Ambulance Services

Australian Emergency Care Providers (AECP) is a national peak industry association formed to represent the interests of commercial companies involved in the provision of training in the areas of pre-hospital emergency care, first aid, life saving and occupational health and safety, ambulance
and other emergency response systems.

AECP members have more control of their own destiny at an industry, community and government level. No other body can offer you this level of input into your industry.

Despite being a commercial association representing commercial providers there is no bar on non-commercial entities becoming members and both government and charitable organisations have been members of AECP.

Drug & Alcohol

Celebrating more than 50 years of service to the community, the Australian Drug Foundation is one of Australia’s leading bodies committed to preventing alcohol and other drug problems in communities around the nation.

The Foundation reaches millions of Australians in local communities through sporting clubs, workplaces, health care settings and schools, offering educational information, drug and alcohol prevention programs and advocating for strong and healthy communities.

Medical imaging

ADIA is the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association which represents private radiology practices across Australia. Formed in 1999, ADIA works to ensure to diagnostic imaging remains accessible, affordable and safe for all Australians.

For this to occur, private radiology practices – which currently deliver the majority of Medicare funded diagnostic imaging services cost-effectively – must operate in a sustainable, properly funded, quality focused health system. To this end, ADIA regularly consults with government ministers, senior departmental officials and a wide range of other organisations and individuals to help develop the most efficient and effective diagnostic imaging sector possible.

ADIA also works to support the radiologists who oversee the imaging services at our member practices. Highly qualified and experienced medical specialists, radiologists use increasingly sophisticated imaging techniques to provide expert medical advice to patients and their referring doctors. Their work helps deliver better diagnosis and treatment for millions of Australians every year.

Mental Health

The role of the Association is to advance the field of mental health through the application of knowledge about mental health. From mental health education, training and research to mental health advocacy.

The Association publishes books of proceedings after each conference and will launch its first journal this year.

Oral Health

The Oral Health Professionals Association is the custodian for the Dental Technology profession in Australia and provides, public education and promotion, advocacy initiatives to promote the profession’s future, and offers a strong unified voice for the profession whenever called upon. As the national body representing Oral Health Professionals in Australia, the OHPA promotes the highest standards of professionalism and is guided by an Ethics Statement– ensuring everyone can have confidence in an OHPA member.

OHPA also administers, maintains and manages the national Dental Laboratory Accreditation Scheme. This Scheme was established to support and promote increases in the professionalism and quality of the Dental Laboratories within Australia.

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