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The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) is a not-for-profit professional association contributing to equitable health and life outcomes, and the cultural wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. AIDA’s ultimate goal is to reach population parity of Indigenous doctors, and to inform and support a culturally safe health care system.

In this context, AIDA’s work provides the government and other national bodies with key outcomes and deliverables that contribute to high level public policy including the Close the Gap campaign and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan, and its implementation plan. AIDA is an active partner in the National Health Leadership Forum and engages with a range of stakeholders across the medical continuum, including through collaboration agreements. AIDA supports our members through mentoring, advocacy, representation, collegiate support, and professional networking opportunities.

There are approximately:

204 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors

310 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

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