AIDA is the national body representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors and medical students. Our work aims to create a health system that is culturally safe, high quality, reflective of needs, and respectful and inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural values, which in turn will improve the health and life outcomes of our people.
We have a research agenda that aims to increase the research capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students and doctors. It focusses on research principles and priorities relevant to medical education, medical workforce and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
We are also developing a Cultural Safety Training Program that will be delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors, to doctors and other health practitioners who are working with Indigenous Australians and communities. This program aims to improve healthcare delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.
AIDA produces a variety of policy papers and statements addressing issues that affect our members and Indigenous health more broadly.
As a peak organisation, we are represented on over 45 committees nationally and collaborate with a range of key stakeholders and affiliated organisations.