Our unique cultural and traditional perspective underpins our work to improve health and life outcomes for Indigenous people. AIDA does this by shaping the health-care system in which our doctor’s work, our graduates train, and our people seek medical care and support to live long and healthy lives. We engage with traditional healers and advance traditional medicines and health practices that have, for millennia, been an intrinsic part our community’s lifestyles and cultural practices. Most importantly, AIDA advocates for the recognition of the key role our culture, land and spirituality play in the health of our people.

As a national body representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait doctors, AIDA produces a variety of policy papers and statements in order to address issues that affect our membership and Indigenous health outcomes. AIDA is also invited to make submissions to many government and non-government bodies to express our views on relevant issues relating to Indigenous health.


Policy papers and statements