The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) is the peak body for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners in Australia. It was established in 2009, following the Australian Government’s announcement of funding to strengthen the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce as part of its ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative.
NATSIHWA acknowledges all of our past and present leaders in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector who have provided us with the cultural and spiritual foundations and teachings that guided us on our path. They inspire us to pursue the following vision: A strong, credible and viable national association that is widely recognised for its cultural and professional integrity, and commitment to support and gain recognition for both current and future generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers.
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