AIDA is uniquely positioned to provide perspectives aimed at improving the health and life outcomes of our people. We work 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.
We produce a variety of policy papers and statements addressing issues that affect our members and Indigenous health more broadly, including racism in the health sector, student recruitment and retention, health workforce distribution, doctor mental health, incarceration and cultural safety. We also make submissions to government and non-government bodies regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, sector funding, accreditation programs and public policy initiatives.
As a peak organisation, we are represented on over 45 committees nationally and collaborate with a range of key stakeholders and affiliated organisations. The expertise that our Board and member representatives provide across these roles is shaping Indigenous health policy and the environments in which our members learn, train and work.
We are proud to promote the importance of culture, land and spirituality for the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
Endorsed Position Statements
the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association endorses the Concussion in Sport Australia position Statement which aims to improve safety and health outcomes for all Australians suffering from sports-related concussions. The Position Statement provides a suite of contemporary, evidence-based resources for the identification and appropriate management of concussive injuries resulting from sports or recreational activities.